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Symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

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

Gluten (Definition)

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


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How serious are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

How serious are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

Mild to severe: Some may just have some gastrointestinal discomfort, others severe weight loss, malnutrition, nerve involvement, osteoporosis, weakness , diarrhea etc related to diminished absorption of certain nutrients and calcium. ...Read more

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How horrible are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

How horrible are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

Variable: People with celiac disease may not have the typical bloating, abdominal discomfort and loose stool. They may just be found to have nutritional deficiency, bone loss, or present with a characteristic rash. ...Read more

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Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Yes: It is possible, and in many cases patients will have different manifestations before even GI symptoms present themselves. ...Read more

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Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Several: This vague issue is more common when you are not well rested, are hungry, are under stress, are anxious or ill.The specifics of the illness is less important than the general state of wellness. Get more rest, follow a balanced diet, see a doc if needed and you should improve. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Neuropathy: Very unlikely to be related to Celiac unless very long standing with nutritional deficiency. What you describe may be normal but also sounds similar to neuropathy, which has multiple causes. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?

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

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How to tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity can occur in anybody. Without knowing any symptoms, it is not possible to say. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a gluten sensitivity?

How to know if I have a gluten sensitivity?

Testing: 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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

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

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There are level degrees of gluten sensitivity ?

There are level degrees of gluten sensitivity ?

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 more

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Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

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

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Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity is genetically predisposed but only a small percentage of people with the genes develop the symptoms. You may develop symptoms at nearly any age although the disease process might have started much earlier. ...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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Can you tell me if I have a gluten sensitivity how long gf will it take to feel better?

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

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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?

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

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How is celiac disease gluten sensitivity inherited?

How is celiac disease gluten sensitivity inherited?

Genetics celiac: This is a complex answer best answered by an expert. Go to http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1046/1/understanding-the-genetics-of-gluten-sensitivity-by-dr-scot-lewey/page1.Html. ...Read more

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What are the best enzymes to take for gluten sensitivity?

What are the best enzymes to take for gluten sensitivity?

Gluten sensitivity: There are no enzymes that help. The only thing to do is cut back on gluten intake. There are a lot of great gluten-free foods now. Once you have been off for a few weeks you may start feeling a lot better. ...Read more

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Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

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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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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