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Treatment Of Gluten Enteropathy
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
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
Avoid gluten: 6 percent of the u.S population has gluten sensitivity. 1 percent has celiac. There is no objective test to prove gluten sensitivity. If one cuts out gluten, they should feel fine if he or she is gluten sensitive. Celiac on the other hand can be confirmed by endoscopy and/or blood tests. If you have any suspicion of this you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: In case of celiac , even severe inflammation when exposed to gluten. The mechanism for non-celiac gluten intolerance remains unknown but if you have GI symptoms from ingesting gluten, one would presume that some inflammation is going. However such inflammation should not be present in the absence of gluten exposure. ...Read more
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms or sign?: Symptoms: gas, bloat, cramps, loose stool, weight loss (or gain), fatigue (perhaps due to iron deficiency with or without anemia), muscle, bone or joint pain (perhaps due to fit d def; can be associated with lots of other nonspecific symptoms. Signs: pallor, muscle loss, abdominal distension, edema, numbness or tingling, others. Not everyone with the above symptoms and signs has celiac sprue. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes : Gluten sensitivity commonly causes diarrhea, bloating and gas but can also result in constipation. Before going gluten free get a blood test for celiac first because after restricting gluten you may feel better but the ability to diagnose celiac disease is impaired because the blood test becomes normal early after going gluten free. ...Read more
Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?
Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more
Same but different..: If you are intolerant or allergic to wheat and not gluten sensitive, then you only have to avoid eating foods made of or containing wheat. Even though all wheat products have gluten, if you are gluten sensitive, you also have to avoid barley, rye and spelt. So if a product is gluten free then it is also wheat free. But the reverse is not true. Wheat free product may contain gluten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
Is there rly a 'spectrum' of gluten intolerance 4 folks without celiac's? What r the scientifically proven effects of eating gluten for average prsn?
Genetics: Possessing certain genetic mix is associated with a high risk for gluten intolerance. There is no proof that genetically altered wheat is any different in term of the gluten issue. There is no scientific proof that eating gluten adversely affects one's health unless one has the intolerance issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many different ones: When patients with celiac disease eats gluten, they get "villious atrophy", the finger-like projections in their small intestine shrink and fail to properly absorb nutrients. This can result in symptoms of: "1) those due to malabsorption, and (2) those due to malnutrition including vitamin and mineral defiencies". http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-symptoms. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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