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Metformin And Gluten Intolerance
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
Depends: Lactose intolerance is mostly a clinical diagnosis--usually leads to GI symptoms after eating foods containing lactose (dairy). Biopsy of the intestine can confirm the diagnosis as well. Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) can be screened for with blood tests, and the confirmatory test is also a biopsy of the intestine. It's important that these tests be done while you're on a regular diet. ...Read more
Great variety: Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramping, fatigue, headaches including migraines, muscle ; joint pains, anxiety ; depression.While less than 1% of people have celiac disease, 10-20% may gave gluten intolerance.The best way to tell is avoidance ; challenge.See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/038170_gluten_sensitivity_symptoms_intolerance.Html; comment:. ...Read more
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When eating gluten products i develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?
Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat. ...Read more
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
Tested -ve for wheat allergy but great relief to gas and lethargy and digestion aftr gluten free diet.low b12, iron ,vit d. Am i gluten sensitive?
Likely: Wheat allergy is different from gluten sensitivity which requires tests like IgAtTG or genetic markers to detect. With low B12, iron etc, I suspect that you do have gluten intolerance and need to avoid all gluten. If possible get to a GI doctor since the IgA tTG is unreliable when off gluten. Avoidance and supplement for nutrient and vitamin replacement is the key. ...Read more
Is it a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? After consuming gluten (5-10 minutes) i get abdominal bloating, gas, dumping and rash on arms.
Could be: See doc; get tested. Start with history, physical exam, and screening blood tests re: celiac sprue. May need endoscopic biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Hla (genetic) testing can help exclude the diagnosis in questionable cases. Symptoms may be caused by other conditions as well. ...Read more
Unclear question: I do not understand your question. But microscopic colitis is a specific condition that is most commonly related to medications, though some conditions predispose you to developing it (Celiac may be one). Milk sensitivity? - if you mean lactose intolerance then this is common and separate from Celiac. Everyone that drinks enough milk will have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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