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Reations To Gluten In Celiac Patients
Is gluten different in wheat in usa and wheat in other countries. I wonder why people after going to usa become gluten intolerant?
Gluten sensitivity: Gluten is the same no matter where it is made, either in the usa or outside of the usa! it is one of the proteins found in wheat. I'm not sure if your statement is correct that people becoming more gluten intolerance in the us or gluten intolerance related symptoms are more recognized here. One thing we know is there is an increase in allergic diseases in the last century in developed countries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unclear question: I do not understand your question. But microscopic colitis is a specific condition that is most commonly related to medications, though some conditions predispose you to developing it (Celiac may be one). Milk sensitivity? - if you mean lactose intolerance then this is common and separate from Celiac. Everyone that drinks enough milk will have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?
Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
Celiac Disease: Patients with celiac disease can have nutrient deficiencies, including iron, folate, (folic acid) or calcium. Can present with anemia, osteopenia/osteoporosis, weight loss, diarrhea chronically, excessive flatus, and abdominal pain. Increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Yes if in remission. It's not a blood-borne disease so the recipient will not be adversely affected. A person with untreated or incompletely treated celiac disease should not donate because it would be detrimental to their health. Once celiac disease is controlled through diet a person should be able to handle the rigors of blood donation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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0.71% w/celiac sprue: Celiac disease occurs in about 1 person out of every 150 in america. These are the patients whose diets must be gluten free. Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of the population, so these people benefit from a reduction in dietary gluten. For everyone else there are no gluten restrictions. ...Read more
Many contain GMO's: Whether a food is gluten-free has no bearing on if it contains gmo's. Many gluten-free foods contain corn and/or soy & almost all corn & soy in the us is gmo unless it's organic. Canola oil & beet sugar is also often gmo. Unless a processed food is certified as either organic or gmo-free there is a very strong chance it contains gmo's, esp. If it has any ingredients from the aforementioned foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shellfish: Allergy is not a lack in the immune system, it is an abnormal reaction to certain proteins in shellfish ...Read more
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?
No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)? ".
Gluten intolerance: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet slowly & assess. ...Read more
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?
Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more
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