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Doctor insights on: Medications To Calm Inflammation Of Intestines Due To Celiac Disease

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Will celiac disease cause inflammation?

Celiac disease: Inflammation is a non-specific descriptive term. Celiac disease (if not controlled via strict gluten free diet) will increase inflammatory cells along the intestinal lining. If you have biopsy-confirmed celiac disease, stay gluten-free in your diet. Unless you have other chronic gi-related conditions, a strict gluten free diet will prevent gut inflammation in celiac disease. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum other than celiac disease in INDIA ?? please tell about every other possible causes.

Causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum other than celiac disease in INDIA ?? please tell about every other possible causes.

Inflammation: Acid, drugs, or trauma, infections ( H. pylori), ulcers, internal bleeding, diverticulii. Advanced cases with other symptoms may signal a more serious and chronic underlying condition like Crohn's Disease or tumors. ...Read more

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Can inflammation from celiac disease be treated with steroids? Is that customary or is altering diet only treatment?

Can inflammation from celiac disease be treated with steroids? Is that customary or is altering diet only treatment?

Only diet: The main treatment for celiac disease is to avoid eating any foods that contain gluten. Even the smallest amount of gluten is harmful and can cause symptoms in some people. No steroid. ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the small intestine?

How does celiac disease affect the small intestine?

Food malabsorption: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and am about 20 pounds underweight. I am gluten and dairy free but remain severly thin. Will my intestines heal at my age of 54?

I have celiac disease and am about 20 pounds underweight. I am gluten and dairy free but remain severly thin. Will my intestines heal at my age of 54?

See below: For celiac disease, the intestines completely heal in the absence of gluten (95% of the time). In 5%, however, enteropathy is refractory to gluten avoidance and may be caused by underlying immune dysregulation (constitutive IL-15 production by epithelial cells for example). Other potential causes for difficulty in gaining weight should be considered too. To begin, an EGD needs to be repeated soon ...Read more

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Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )

Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )

Similar symptoms: Ibd and celiac disease have been reported together in some patients. Some patients with ibd have also reported a relapse in symptoms on gluten free diet, but a direct relationship has not been definitively established. Celiac disease is diagnosed with the combination of upper endoscopy, duodenum (small intestine) biopsy, and blood test for celiac antibodies. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy of my small intestine come back with elevated lymphocytes and all the blood came back negative for celiac disease. What r other reasons?

I had a biopsy of my small intestine come back with elevated lymphocytes and all the blood came back negative for celiac disease. What r other reasons?

Need more info: The hall mark of celiac disease is destruction of the lining of the intestine (mucosal atrophy). To give you a better idea about what is going on i would need a complete report of the biopsy and description of your symptoms. ...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


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more