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Over The Counter Treatment For Celiac Disease
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
What is the typical treatment plan for someone just diagnosed with celiac disease, aside from avoiding gluten?
Strict gluten-free: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames &destroys small intestinal lining. 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 in food. Only current cd treatment is ABSOLUTE gluten avoidance. ...Read more
Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can inflammation from celiac disease be treated with steroids? Is that customary or is altering diet only treatment?
Does a low result for HNK1 CD8-CD57+ Lymphs (15/uL, ref 60-360) indicate that further investigation or treatment is required, if I have Celiac disease?
Probably: One will need to evaluate a test based on the whole disease presentation. The question is why was the test obtained in th4e first place since this is not the usual test to monitor celiac disease. Another consideration is whether this was a lab error especially when the finding is not compatible with the disease suspected. ...Read more
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