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Symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

GI Tract: Bloating, excessive gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue are the primary ones. Your history indicates a history of celiac, but just in case you are not sure, there is a celiac antibody panel if you have not been diagnosed. Gold standard for diagnosis is biopsy. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can a gluten sensitivity cause geographic tongue?

May be associatedbut: Not causal. Most people with geographic tongue don't have gluten issues, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Does disodium hydrogen citrate cause tooth sensitivity?

Does disodium hydrogen citrate cause tooth sensitivity?

Not usually: Most antacids are used to relieve stomach acids from proliferating in the form of gatric reflux (upset stomach.) a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is used as a base to counter acids. However, patients having concerns with recurrent acid reflux have been known to experience enamel errosion. Errosion refers to a chemical process which weakens enamel and can cause a great deal of sensitivity. See your dentist! ...Read more

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Can migraine cause sensitivity to light?

Can migraine cause sensitivity to light?

Definitely: Sure it can, but so can other issues. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Different eye structures are affected in the course of allergic reaction. Increased tear production, conjuctival swelling may cause your eyes react differently to light than when the eye is doing well. ...Read more

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Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Unlikely: Gluten intolerance can cause a variety of symptoms. I'm not certain that upper respiratory mucous production is one of them. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily. ...Read more

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Microscopic colitis and link to gluten sensitivity and milk sensitivity but not celiac disease?

Microscopic colitis and link to gluten sensitivity and milk sensitivity  but not celiac disease?

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 more

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Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

No: People don't eat gluten, they ear foods that contain gluten. These are grains, which contain some poorly digestible carbohydrates. Bacteria in the gut ferment these, can cause gas, bloat, pain, diarrhea- similar to symptoms of celiac sprue gluten bowel disease. The latter is immune related, the former is digestive. Important distinction re: diagnosis, and rx. Celiac lifelong exclusion;. ...Read more

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Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migraine criteria: Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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What is sulfites? If I'm allergic to sulfur does that mean I'm allergic to sulfites

What is sulfites? If I'm allergic to sulfur does that mean I'm allergic to sulfites

No: Sulfa ( short for sulfonamide) is a common allergy to a class of drugs. Sulfites are additives in wines and some foods. Some people are allergic but these two allergies are not related. Nobody is allergic to sulfur. It is a common element in virtually every food we eat, all our amino acids and all the important chemicals in our body. Sulfa, sulfites, sulfur... Sound the same but no relation ...Read more

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Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to develop. Here is a video that explains lactose intolerance that should help you. http://www.laendo.net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause sun light sensitivity?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause sun light sensitivity?

Not expected to.: You may mean one of two things: your skin burns more easily in the sun or your eyes are more sensitive to light. Either way, neither one is a common side effect of Zoloft. If you are experiencing visual changes light sensitivity, blurred vision, or sight loss, it’s a good idea to loop your doctor in. These may be signs of another condition requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Can sulfites found in wines cause gas to smell like eggs?

Can sulfites found in wines cause gas to smell like eggs?

Possible: Play detective as different people metabolize and process certain foods and drink differently. Alcohol such as beers are definitively known to cause some people to have foul sulfur like (rotten eggs) smelling flatulence. Wine may be your nemesis. After a while you will know your trigger foods and can avoid them. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Tomato allergy is unusual but possible. ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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Is a cross-sensitivity chocolate/almond allergy possible?

Is a cross-sensitivity chocolate/almond allergy possible?

Sort of: Most "grocery check out isle" chocolate is contaminated with peanut and tree nuts like almond, because it is packaged in the same factory. So if you buy plain chocolate you may still get exposure to almond. ...Read more

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Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

Yes to both: Gluten is composed of proteins that can trigger antibodies and lead to a variety if symptoms.Gluten antibody tests confirm some sensitivity. Gluten intolerance is less well defined. Gluten related intestinal malabsorbtion must be confirmed by biopsy. Some authors suggest that gluten sensitivity may aggravate add or depression or lead to headaches. Further research is needed. ...Read more