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Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Celiac disease: As yet celiac disease is treated with a glutein free diet. The food companies have become aware or the problem so that today there more glutein free foods than ever. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and am trying to find out if my daily medications are gluten free. I take propranolol, Synthroid, (thyroxine) and Lactulose. ?

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and am trying to find out if my daily medications are gluten free. I take propranolol, Synthroid, (thyroxine) and Lactulose.  ?

Most likely: I am not aware of any drugs with gluten added intentionally. If anything , corn starch is more likely to be used. You can always contact the manufacturers if concerned but I think the likelihood of gluten in drugs is extremely low. ...Read more

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Is soriatane (acitretin) gluten free? I have celiac disease is this drug contraindicated for celiacs?

Is soriatane (acitretin) gluten free? I have celiac disease is this drug contraindicated for celiacs?

Soritane: Soritane is related to vitamin a. Excess vitamin a can cause an increase in intracranial pressure. Tetracycline can also cause an increase in intracranial pressure, so the two medicines should not be used together without careful monitoring. Soritane is not related to gluten. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease?

What is celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency; and resolution of the mucosal lesions and symptoms after withdrawal of gluten-containing foods (usually within a few weeks to months). Diarrhea, weight loss, and antibodies against gliadin ...Read more

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What is celiac disease.?

What is celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease?

How common is  celiac disease?

Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more