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Role Celiac Disease Play Neuropathy
Common: Peripheral neuropathy (burning, tingling or numbness in hands or feet) is a relatively common finding in celiac disease and may predate other manifestations. Of concern, although it may 'just' be associated with nutritional deficiences, it 'can be' associated with lymphoma. Please be evaluated. Gltuen-free diet will not improve the neuropathy - but may prevent further deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Sure: First, work closely with your doctor to develop a gluten free diet and control gastro-intestinal symptoms. Secondly, start a medical food, MetanX or a generic equivalent and take twice daily. Will help regrow small fibres over 9-10 months, and should result in less symptoms in feet and legs. Pain can be controlled by Lyrica or Cymbalta. ...Read more
Can sickle cell trait have an impact on other health conditions such as type 1 diabetes, neuropathy, high blood pressure, celiac disease, or asthma?
Possibly: The prevalence of neuropathy among patients with celiac disease is much higher than in healthy people. Sometimes, the neurological problems arise from nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption. However, some cases are due to autoimmunity and associated with the underlying disease (Celiac). ...Read more
If I have celiac disease and eat gluten, what will my symptoms be and when should I expect them to start?
Probably : Since your kidney is not involved with the immune process that defines your celiac disease, it is unlikely that that tag alone would disqualify you.(or your kidney) Donation is major surgery and tissue compatibility and basic health would play a larger role in this process. Offering to donate if they accept you would be a great sign of support for the prospective recipient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: celiac disease can be hidden- or latent- and not associated with severe disease and symptoms or malnutrition. It depends on the individual's immune system and the antibodies it produces in response to gluten. It can be quantified by testing for antibodies and by an endoscopy to look at the degree of intestines that are affected. It can be graded as minimal to severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the typical treatment plan for someone just diagnosed with celiac disease, aside from avoiding gluten?
Could rash due to celiac disease clear up even if i don't take gluten out of diet? Had rash on inner thigh for 1/2 yr, never itched, disappeared itself
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
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