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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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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