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What Can You Eat When You Have Celiac Disease
Anything but gluten: In celiac disease, antibodies to gluten destroy the lining of the small intestine. However, unless you have developed malabsoroption, you can eat any food that does not contain gluten. Safe grains are rice and corn. Most supermarkets now have gluten-=free sections. Also, see the following web site:celiac.Org; www.Celiaccentral.Org/; www.Csaceliacs.Info. Also, see a gastro-enterologist. ...Read more
Food sensitivity lab: In addition to traditional diagnostic procedures you can also get a food sensitivity test. You may not have full blown celiac but you can certainly be sensitive gluten and other foods and a lab such as great plains lab (no connection) has an easy finger stick dry blood spot scientific test. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: Someone at risk for diabetes should follow a healthy diet that is low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories. A healthy diet that promotes weight loss and ultimately prevention of diabetes is recommended. Regular physicial activity will also assist with weight loss. The key in preventing diabetes is weight loss, not necessarily a specific diet. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is caused my blood cells in your body that have developed sensitivity to a grain protein called gliadin. Wheat, rye, barley and spelt contain this protein. Most persons with cd can eat other grains but industrial processing contamination can be an issue; so let you body tell you which alternative grain products you can tolerate. ...Read more
Undesirable things!: A person with celiac disease gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea or irritable bowel, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Never: It would likely be in your best interest to never eat gluten at all. If you have celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten can do harm to you. Once your gut is damaged by gluten, healing can take 6 months or more. Casein, the protein in milk, looks similar to the gluten molecule, and cross reactivity can happen. Some people also do best being casein free. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood test, scope : Screening blood tests can be ordered by your health care provider: tissue transglutaminase IgA and total iga. If positive, consultation with a GI specialist is needed for biopsy of the small intestine obtained through an upper GI endoscopy. It is important not to go on a gluten free diet before diagnosis is made. Labs and biopsy return to normal on gluten free diet (false negative). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No limitations: The type of bread you est does not affect fibromyalgia. If you have conditions such as gluten sensitivity and fibromyalgia there may be am effect. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome made worse by poor exercise, poor sleep and poor control of stress and psychological problems. These are the areas to direct your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing: The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more
Bowel rest: There is nothing to treat a celiac attack when you have been exposed to gluten. It can be painful and uncomfortable. I have not seen anything specifically recommended, but from personal experience i eat dry gluten free toast and tea for several days and hug my heating pad to my abdomen. Sometimes have a little ensure so i don't lose too much weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more
Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more
Soft foods: Every person has different foods they can and can't tolerate. It also depends on what kind of colitis you are dealing with, and if there are any complicating factors (like lactose or gluten intolerance). Things to consider trying would be yogurt, eggs, cooked apple, soft bread, real peanut butter, lactose-free milk, banana, plain cereals. Avoid caffeine if possible and hard granolas with nuts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BRATT diet, but...: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Clarify your definition of "diarrhea" then call your doctor please to get checked. ...Read more
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