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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Could i be setting myself up for cancer and other health problems for breaking my celiac diet?

Could i be setting myself up for cancer and other health problems for breaking my celiac diet?

You bet: Just rember gluten is your enemy so stay away. After many yrs of not avoiding it, has been liked to colan cancer, and svere malabsorption synderomes. ...Read more

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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more

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What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

A gluten free diet: Very difficult diet to follow. There is gluten everywhere. Would suggest to get a book on the subject or better yet see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Have celiac disease for two years.Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea.Why?

Have celiac disease for two years.Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea.Why?

Other reasons.: You may be sensitive to other food groups, ie dairy, eggs, or any number of things. Food sensitivity testing would be helpful. You also might have a low-grade bowel infection, so stool studies should be performed. F all tests are negative you may have ibs, irritable bowel syndrome where symptoms are worsened by stress levels. ...Read more

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Is it easy to keep a gluten free diet if you have celiacs?

Is it easy to keep a gluten free diet if you have celiacs?

No: Many products use gluten as a thickening agent so it is very important that you read all labels before buying. A gluten free diet demands dedication and persistence. ...Read more

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What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

Celiac disease: There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/ ...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