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Signs And Symptoms Of Gluten Allergy
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
Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more
How can I detect if I have a gluten allergy or its just IBS without testing I have no health insurance. ..Are there specific symptoms?
Gluten free diet: Gluten sensitivity responds to a gluten free diet. This costs nothing. Ibs does not respond to a gluten free diet. You might need to avoid both gluten and milk initially, meaning avoid wheat, rye and barley as well as all or most dairy products. A lot of GI problems will clear up on such a diet. Once better, you can add back foods and see which ones bother you. Follow it at least 1 month. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food reaction: please detail your symptoms, it is not sufficient information to answer your question. if you have a gluten allergy you will react to ALL gluten containing foods. ...Read more
Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?
I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.
Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms,and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more
Avoidance: The current treatment for food allergies is reading ingredient labels to find foods that do not contain that particular food. A dietician or nutritionist can help with a diet if a person is having trouble. Corn allergy is fairly uncommon but corn is a very common ingredient. Fortunately, there are many gluten free products available now. ...Read more
Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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