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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. 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


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If your children are born into an already gluten free household, is there a test that can be done to detect celiacs?

If your children are born into an already gluten free household, is there a test that can be done to detect celiacs?

Genetic testing: Consider genetic testing such as celiac id from prometheus labs. If the genetic test is high risk, then a gluten trial for at least 2 weeks before testing for celiac antibodies is required. Testing for celiac antibodies should be done in children older than 3 years. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many ... Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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What treats can I serve at a party when one child has celiac disease?

What treats can I serve at a party when one child has celiac disease?

Talk to mom: Given the food intolerance, it would be best to talk to the child's mom for guidance and make sure she is comfortable with the food prepared. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

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Which valentines treats can I give my class if one child has celiac disease?

Which valentines treats can I give my class if one child has celiac disease?

Ask the parent: Why give food or treats for valentines day? There may be children with other food allergies or sensitivities that you are not aware of. Consider non food activities instead. If you still must have food, then please contact the child's parent(s) and seek their advice. They know what affects their child. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your child has celiac disease, what were their symptoms?

I'm just wondering, if your child has celiac disease, what were their symptoms?

Fatigue, diarrhea: Growth problems -decreased appetite and failure to gain weight -chronic diarrhea, which can be bloody -chronic constipation -vomiting -abdominal bloating and pain -fatigue (often tired during day and insomnia at night) -irritability -other autoimmmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more