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Leukemia Gluten Intolerance
Intolerance or more?: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being to avoid eating gluten. ...Read more
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Unlikely : The problem with gluten intolerance is it's ability to cause minor symptoms that overlap with many other conditions not be recognized in it's lesser forms.The full blown celiac disease is likely an endpoint to those with the worst expression, but the diagnostic gut lesions improve on a gluten free diet only to return if re-introduced. Gluten can be avoided for life and still be a good one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten trend: Celiac disease has always existed in which people need to avoid gluten. Overall this is a small percentage of the population. Recently gluten has become a trendy protein to blame for various things in the media and in business. It has become very big business. It is not necessarily that so many people are all of a sudden intolerant but rather they are blaming many different ailments on gluten. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Gluten intolerance is called celiac disease. It is caused by the body forming antibodies (iga) to gluten. You have to have exposure to gluten before these antibodies can form. Fetuses may be exposed to gluten in utero but don't seem to make antibodies until they are born. Babies antibodies at birth come from the mother (igg from blood and IgA from breast milk). ...Read more
Simple testing: Lactose intolerance can be objectively assessed by breath testing or subjectively by response to lactase replacement or lactose avoidance/then reintroduction. Serum testing to tissue transglutaminase antibody and/or anti-endomysial antibody are sensitive markers for gluten sensitive enteropathy. These markers can also assess a celiac patient's compliance with gluten avoidance. ...Read more
Testing: Gluten is composed of multiple proteins that can trigger antibodies and lead to a variety if symptoms.Gluten antibody tests (blood tests) can show the existence of IGA and IGG antibodies to components of the gluten protein.Sensitivity can be mild or major, with the most affected showing changes found on intestinal biopsy. ...Read more
Gluten: Some symptoms can be abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea; but sometimes no symptoms appear in the age and the child doesn't grow well which can be the first important clue. I just had a 7 year old last week that didn't grow or gain any weight from the previous checkup and ended up with celiac's (awaiting confirmation from a endoscopy) based on blood results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a gluten intolerance have an onset later in life (starting in your 20s) or is it more typical that one would have an intolerance from birth?
Never from birth: The body has to first be exposed to a protein (in this case gluten) before it can develop antibodies against it. This may take place after the first exposure or after the 10, 000th. So, one never sees it from birth, rarely in infancy, but commonly in children and adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more
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