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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 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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How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

Blood test and biops: Conventional medicine diagnoses celiac disease based on a positive serum ttg IgA and a biopsy showing villious atrophy in the gut. However, some experts now agree that a trial off gluten that completely relieves symptoms in addition to positive hla celiac genes, dq2 and/or dq8 will also reveal those at high risk for having or going on to develop celiac disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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There are level degrees of gluten sensitivity ?

There are level degrees of gluten sensitivity ?

Two differernt types: There are two different types of gluten sensitivity - one is severe allergy that results in celiac disease and the other one a milder sensitivity. Celiac is diagnosed by a blood test and a biopsy. The milder gluten sensitivity is also an allergic reaction but of a different type. It can also lead to various symptoms, including headaches http://www.Migralex.Com/gluten-sensitivity-and-headaches/. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Absorption: In this condition, the gluten protein is toxic to the hair-follicle -like structure in the small intestine causing impairment in nutrient absorption. Most people would have abdominal discomfort after eating foods with gluten. This in turns leads to neurologic symptoms, weight loss, anemia etc. This is considered an autoimmune disease and not an allergic disease. ...Read more

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Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity is genetically predisposed but only a small percentage of people with the genes develop the symptoms. You may develop symptoms at nearly any age although the disease process might have started much earlier. ...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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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

One is a disease: Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the food and will happen even with a trace of ingested gluten. In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having Celiac because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined / processed. By avoiding these one is eating more REAL food. This is likely the benefit if "sensitive" ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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