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Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Wheat Allergy (Definition)

A wheat allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to wheat protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


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What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

A matter of degree: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten damage the intestinal lining causing gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes cause skin rashes. Patients must strictly avoid all gluten. People with gluten intolerance can usually tolerate small amounts of gluten and do not have celiac disease. See a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between hives and celiac disease?

Is there a relationship between hives and celiac disease?

Maybe not: Hives is common. Most people get hives some time in their lives. Hives are an allergic reaction to some allergen, but celiac disease is a different type of allergic immune system reaction. Perhaps in the future, there will be more research information on any relationship of hives to celiac disease. Celiac disease is associated with an itchy rash with blisters, called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease?  Are both hereditary?

Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy and a gluten intolerance?

What is the difference between a gluten allergy and a gluten intolerance?

Wording issues: You will be intolerant to gluten if you are allergic to it.Your body will have reactions to it and many could be severe. Allergy skin tests and blood tests would be positive. You could be intolerant to gluten but not have typical allergic reactions (hives, difficulty breathing, positive skin and blood tests), but you might have indigestion, constant bloating, intermittent diarrhea, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

If you don't look...: Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And you have positive allergy skin test to these foods then technically you no longer have ibs. You have a food allergy. This situation is not very common but it is worth looking since avoiding the food is better have taking chronic medications. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between celiac disease and leaky gut?

Is there a difference between celiac disease and leaky gut?

Celiac: Celiac and leaky gut are two entirely different entities. Celiac refers to an auto immune problem of the small intestine. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten because they develop auto antibodies that damage the intestinal lining. A leaky gut is merely a descriptive term that is nonspecific and not scientific, but can refer to the process of intestinal contents crossing into the blood. ...Read more

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Is there a positive correlation between food allergies and dysautonomia?

Is there a positive correlation between food allergies and dysautonomia?

Food Allergies: There are no peer-reviewed scientific studies showing a correlation between the two, but that is not to say they do not exist. Food allergies can obviously exacerbate dysautonomia. Basically, if a food makes you feel worse, keep away from that class of foods. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism?

Is there a relationship between gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism?

Yes: Both are autoimmune disorders which means your body's own immune system attacks certain specific parts of your body. There has been shown a relationship between celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) and hashimoto's thyroid disease, type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. The immune system is amazing and complex so there is probably a LOT still to be discovered. ...Read more

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Is there a link between being allergic to wheat and rosacea?

Is there a link between being allergic to wheat and rosacea?

No : Wheat allergy in itself can cause a facial rash. Similarly, people with gluten insensitivity (or celiac disease) can sometimes have a condition called dermatitis herpetiformis which rarely presents as a facial rash. Rosacea is a condition not associated with allergy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between celiacs and cardiomyopathy?

Is there any correlation between celiacs and cardiomyopathy?

Not really: Not that I have seen established. There are nutritional deficiencies that an cause cardiomyopathy but typically they require profound and prolonged deficiency (which is seen in the 3rd world and not here). I suppose long standing iron deficiency with anemia, a known cm cause, could be due to the celiac. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between having celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

7: Gluten sensitivity is from celiac disease most commonly which is a genetic disease. One can have allergies to individual foods otherwise like wheats etc but not have celiac disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and wheat allergy?

What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and wheat allergy?

Autoimmune: There is a clear link between gluten sensitivity and autoimmune thyroid disease. 23andme.com will test for genetic predisposition, and my blog will help with interpretation. Drfairchild.Blogspot.Com ...Read more

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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

One is a disease: Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the food and will happen even with a trace of ingested gluten. In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having Celiac because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined / processed. By avoiding these one is eating more REAL food. This is likely the benefit if "sensitive" ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more