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Symptoms Of Gluten Intolerance
Intolerance or 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 to avoid eating gluten.
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
Gluten: Some symptoms can be abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea; but sometimes no symptoms appear in the age and the child doesn't grow well which can be the first important clue. I just had a 7 year old last week that didn't grow or gain any weight from the previous checkup and ended up with celiac's (awaiting confirmation from a endoscopy) based on blood results.See 1 more doctor answer
Gluten intolerance: The term gluten intolerance is not the same as celiac disease. Gluten intolerance implies the person does not "tolerate" large amounts of gluten well, yet does not have gluten sensitivity. Symptoms in gluten intolerance would be strictly GI related: diarrhea, abd pain, bloating. Try no gluten or cutting down significantly to see if it helps.
Could you exhibit general symptoms of gluten intolerance, without having one of the five allergies?
Great variety: Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramping, fatigue, headaches including migraines, muscle ; joint pains, anxiety ; depression.While less than 1% of people have celiac disease, 10-20% may gave gluten intolerance.The best way to tell is avoidance ; challenge.See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/038170_gluten_sensitivity_symptoms_intolerance.Html; comment:.
Yes: They are not the same!Get a more detailed answer ›
2 months symptoms. Is it Celiac,gluten intolerance,wheat intolerance or allergy?F079 Ige negative. Beer ok, wheat no although I bloat for 8 hours after "may contain wheat". All after a fast for a week
Stomach complaints: Hard to say at this point. Dietary diary and symptoms diary very important. Further workup needed to help make diagnosis. Could also consider elimination diet. Very basic diet (can google). Add things back one week at a time to see what triggers your symptoms. Stay in touch with your GI doc who is working this up for you. Hope this helps. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate.
How long does it take for someone with gluten intolerance to lose symptoms after cutting out gluten?
Varies: Weeks to months.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think I could have a gluten intolerance but the only foods ive linked to my symptoms are burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Do these have gluten?
Do grapes contain gluten? It seems I suffer from gluten intolerance and I get the same symptoms when I eat grapes.
DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity.
My mother has celiac and I was tested at birth but don't but I'm having some symptoms of it. Can you develop a gluten intolerance?
Yes: If you have symptoms consistent with Celiac, you should talk to your doc and consider serological testing. Testing a newborn would not be useful. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which one can develop at any age. You are more likely to have it if your mother had it so you should get tested.
I believe I have gluten intolerance. Negative celiac blood test, but lots of symptoms +hypothyroid. Any risk to going gluten free? I take multivitamin
Yes: The most common known way of having gluten intolerance is genetic predisposition. Over 90% of those with the disease can trace back to family members. Some have the gene but not the family member having it though an the new acquisition is of unsure origin.
Education: Improvement is based on gluten avoidance. You need to learn to scan the content info on foods you buy and visit websites that describe the gluten free lifestyle. Chance exposure will occur in some odd places, like gravies and other produce.Most beers and many other drinks may have gluten. As you educate yourself you will find substitute foods and many gluten free items. Life is OK but differentSee 1 more doctor answer
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