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List Of Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms
GI Tract: Bloating, excessive gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue are the primary ones. Your history indicates a history of celiac, but just in case you are not sure, there is a celiac antibody panel if you have not been diagnosed. Gold standard for diagnosis is biopsy. Best of Luck! ...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
Yes: It is possible, and in many cases patients will have different manifestations before even GI symptoms present themselves. ...Read more
Months: It may improve with weeks but often takes several months. ...Read more
Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?
I have numbness in my feet for, my blood sugar and B-12, TSH and copper are normal, can it be gluten sensitivity, I have some IB symptoms.
Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?
Yes,....or not: Above symptoms are not specific. Gluten containing foods are grains and grain products. They contain other components including carbohydrates, some of which may be poorly digested (or poorly digestible). The bacteria that normally live in the gut can ferment these and cause gas, loose stool. Lots of other possible causes including parasites, infection, inflammation, irritable bowel, etc. See md. ...Read more
Blood test and biops: Conventional medicine diagnoses celiac disease based on a positive serum ttg IgA and a biopsy showing villious atrophy in the gut. However, some experts now agree that a trial off gluten that completely relieves symptoms in addition to positive hla celiac genes, dq2 and/or dq8 will also reveal those at high risk for having or going on to develop celiac disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more
Two differernt types: There are two different types of gluten sensitivity - one is severe allergy that results in celiac disease and the other one a milder sensitivity. Celiac is diagnosed by a blood test and a biopsy. The milder gluten sensitivity is also an allergic reaction but of a different type. It can also lead to various symptoms, including headaches http://www.Migralex.Com/gluten-sensitivity-and-headaches/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absorption: In this condition, the gluten protein is toxic to the hair-follicle -like structure in the small intestine causing impairment in nutrient absorption. Most people would have abdominal discomfort after eating foods with gluten. This in turns leads to neurologic symptoms, weight loss, anemia etc. This is considered an autoimmune disease and not an allergic disease. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten sensitivity: You should start feeling some better right away, but keep in mind that antibodies to gluten can stick around for four to six months. It depends on what sort of reactions you are having, too. If you have villous atrophy, it will take longer to recover than if you don't. ...Read more
What can my wife do for a possible undiagnosis of ciliac disease or gluten sensitivity she has been living with for 30 years? Please help?
Consult your doctor: Nfirst and formost consult your primary physician or a gastroenterologist to confirm your suspicion of her having had undiagnosed celiac disese she will have a comprehensive history and physical exam, and blood teasts for gluten-sensitivity enteropathy tests 1ati tissue transglutamase antibody test 2antigliadin antibody test 3deaminated gliadin peptide antibodies 4total immunoglobins, b12;chemistry. ...Read more
Yes to both: Gluten is composed of proteins that can trigger antibodies and lead to a variety if symptoms.Gluten antibody tests confirm some sensitivity. Gluten intolerance is less well defined. Gluten related intestinal malabsorbtion must be confirmed by biopsy. Some authors suggest that gluten sensitivity may aggravate add or depression or lead to headaches. Further research is needed. ...Read more
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