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Partial 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What can my wife do for a possible undiagnosis of ciliac disease or gluten sensitivity she has been living with for 30 years? Please help?
Consult your doctor: Nfirst and formost consult your primary physician or a gastroenterologist to confirm your suspicion of her having had undiagnosed celiac disese she will have a comprehensive history and physical exam, and blood teasts for gluten-sensitivity enteropathy tests 1ati tissue transglutamase antibody test 2antigliadin antibody test 3deaminated gliadin peptide antibodies 4total immunoglobins, b12;chemistry. ...Read more
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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