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What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Eventually: Since CD can eventually lead to poor intestinal absorption of the various building blocks of bone, it can eventually lead to osteopenia along with many other problems. ...Read more

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Calcium & Vitamin D, what else can help with osteopenia secondary to coeliac sprue? Resistance exercise useful? Plz don't say avoid gluten I know.

Calcium & Vitamin D, what else can help with osteopenia secondary to coeliac sprue? Resistance exercise useful? Plz don't say avoid gluten I know.

Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercises are essential in building up bones. You said you knew about avoiding gluten but are you avoiding it? If not, the battle is lost regardless what you do. ...Read more

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Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames and destroys the lining of the small intestine. It is triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Distinguish cd from gluten sensitivity where patients manifest GI upset but no inflammation when eating gluten-containing foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Hard to say: You get more from the site if you actually provide background information, such as symptoms & then ask a related question. Since you provide no info, the answer is also limited. If you think there is any reason to suspect this, meet with your doc and have the tests run. ...Read more

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Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board! ...Read more

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Is celiac disease contagious?

Is celiac disease contagious?

No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the protein "gluten", found in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, etc... ...Read more

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Is there a cure for celiac disease?

Is there a cure for celiac disease?

NO: Celiac disease is a disease where the presence of gluten - a product of wheat causes inflammation in the gut. Although there is no cure for celiac disease eating gluten free foods, which in this day and age are readily found in most supermarkets, aleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease and iritis related?

Usually not: Only a handful of case reports. Here is the reference: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22408231. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease run in the family?

Does celiac disease run in the family?

Celiac genetics: Yes, celiac disease is inherited. Many people carry the genes for it, but not everyone who has the genes will have the symptoms. Other factors also go into determining who gets sick, and we don't really know much about those. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

Celiac disease: Celiac is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies against the small intestine; it causes malabsorption of food and often chronic diarrhea, anemia, or occasionally abnormal liver function. The treatment is simply to avoid gluten in foods, but this is not a simple diet to follow. ...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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Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

How does celiac disease affect the skin?

DH: Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent celiac disease?

What can I do to prevent celiac disease?

Depends: If you do not have celiac disease genes, you will never become celiac. If you do, then avoid gluten and possibly casein. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to prevent celiac disease?

Are there any ways to prevent celiac disease?

Two things: First, don't have any of the gene factors that make you more likely to get it (pick different parents). Second, don't ever in your lifetime become exposed to gluten. Since neither of these are realistic, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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