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My wife has had a lot of autoimmune issues -gluten intolerance, severe post pregnancy pupps rashes, vitiligo. We think these are connected. Any cures?

My wife has had a lot of autoimmune issues -gluten intolerance, severe post pregnancy pupps rashes, vitiligo. We think these are connected. Any cures?

Autoimmune issues: There is management to improve these conditions. Your wife may benefit from a comprehensive workup with a dermatologist and/or rheumatologist. Avoidance of gluten may help along with a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance?

What are the 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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to outgrow a gluten intolerance?

Is it possible to outgrow a gluten intolerance?

Unlikely : The problem with gluten intolerance is it's ability to cause minor symptoms that overlap with many other conditions not be recognized in it's lesser forms.The full blown celiac disease is likely an endpoint to those with the worst expression, but the diagnostic gut lesions improve on a gluten free diet only to return if re-introduced. Gluten can be avoided for life and still be a good one. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have gluten intolerance or not?

Is it possible for me to have gluten intolerance or not?

Yes: More and more people have gluten intolerance these days so it is very possible. Dr davis wrote a great book called wheat belly that may give you the information you are seeking. ...Read more

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Has gluten intolerance always existed? Why is it so common nowadays?

Has gluten intolerance always existed? Why is it so common nowadays?

Gluten trend: Celiac disease has always existed in which people need to avoid gluten. Overall this is a small percentage of the population. Recently gluten has become a trendy protein to blame for various things in the media and in business. It has become very big business. It is not necessarily that so many people are all of a sudden intolerant but rather they are blaming many different ailments on gluten. ...Read more

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Are you born with gluten intolerance?

Are you born with gluten intolerance?

Celiac disease: Gluten intolerance is called celiac disease. It is caused by the body forming antibodies (iga) to gluten. You have to have exposure to gluten before these antibodies can form. Fetuses may be exposed to gluten in utero but don't seem to make antibodies until they are born. Babies antibodies at birth come from the mother (igg from blood and IgA from breast milk). ...Read more

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How do you get testing for food intolerance like lactose and gluten?

How do you get testing for food intolerance like lactose and gluten?

Simple testing: Lactose intolerance can be objectively assessed by breath testing or subjectively by response to lactase replacement or lactose avoidance/then reintroduction. Serum testing to tissue transglutaminase antibody and/or anti-endomysial antibody are sensitive markers for gluten sensitive enteropathy. These markers can also assess a celiac patient's compliance with gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have gluten intolerance or sensitivity?

I need help! How do I know if I have gluten intolerance or sensitivity?

Testing: Gluten is composed of multiple proteins that can trigger antibodies and lead to a variety if symptoms.Gluten antibody tests (blood tests) can show the existence of IGA and IGG antibodies to components of the gluten protein.Sensitivity can be mild or major, with the most affected showing changes found on intestinal biopsy. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are symptoms of gluten intolerance in teens?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more