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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
No wheat rye barley: You can eat meat, chicken, turkey, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, grains including rice, and corn. Potato and sweet potato. Avoid any wheat, rye, or barley products or products derived from them. This means avoiding products that contain gluten- the product in wheat rye and barley that causes the body to react adversely in celiac. ...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
If a child that has celiac disease and the other child doesn't have, eat from the same spoon, will the child without that disease will catch it ?
No!: Celiac disease is not an infectious disease that you can "catch" from somebody such as a cold. Your child may have a celiac sensitivity, not the disease. They have a problem with Gliadin, a protein common in wheat. You live in Calgary. They have a great Children's Hospital. Make sure that your child really has it. It is overdiagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 1 more doctor answer
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
Damage to intestines: Depending on the amount ingested and your immune system response, there is the potential for damage to the lining to the intestines. The damage may affect your ability to absorb sugar and other nutrients. It could take months to undo the damage by following the diet as recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Gluten free: There r a lot of healthy food that r gluten free, such as, eggs, meat, nuts, peas and beans, corn, potato, yam, rice, taro, even buckwheat. But gluten is in disguise in many processed foods, like ketchup. If you r not going to boil your own chickpea or yam for snacks, u will really have to read labels. There r more gluten free snacks now. Local health food stores may have more choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I have celiac disease and eat gluten, what will my symptoms be and when should I expect them to start?
I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?
You decide: If you have CD, every time you consume a gluten product like a flour based sandwich, your body makes new antibodies that attack and injure your gut tissue.The injury is patchwork,like a quilt.When the bad patches get to widespread your symptoms get much worse and problems continue.Only stopping gluten lets your body heal.You need to finish finding out if you have it.If not, no need to avoid gluten ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got diagnosed for celiac disease but my test came out false negative. My primary dr said I have it.I didn't eat gluten for 6months when I took this
Depends on the test: The serum tests are pretty good (even off glut), not perfect. Was intestinal biopsy examined? I'm interested to know why your primary doc says you have it. I suspect you have a clear/obvious change in symptoms depending on good trials on and off gluten. Gluten intolerance, unrelated to celiac disease and to food allergy, exists as a separate phenomenon. Recommend continued avoidance if true ...Read more
I cough every time I eat bread or crackers chips ect. I have UC and just turned 40. Could I have Celiac disease?
Possible: Coughing as an allergic reaction to gluten is a rare but reported symptom. So, yes you can possibly have Celiac disease, but it needs a total work-up to be a confirmed diagnosis. I'm unable to guess confidently about what UC means, but if it is uterine cancer - your healthcare ought to be carefully coordinated. Don't self-Dx or make major changes w/o advice and consent from the team. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating/distention regardless of what i eat, tried everything please advise. Do i need to get tested for celiac disease?
Yes: If these symptoms bother your enough, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when i don't eat gluten.
Yes: Biopsy is the gold standard and your history is totally compatible with gluten intolerance. If gluten bothers you, you need to avoid it regardless of the test results. The above are just genetic markers and many people with these markets do not have gluten intolerance at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have coeliac/celiac disease meaning that I can't eat gluten. How dangerous is airline gluten-free diet?
I have celiac disease, every time I eat even if it's gluten free food or drink a beverage I get really bloated. Something more than celiac?
Complex issue: Sometimes gluten sensitive people also have food sensitivities to other proteins.Cow milk,egg,,corn,chocolate are a few that bother one patient I follow. There are also food additives, especially red #40, that can cause digestive issues. Your doc may be able to check you for other food sensitivities. You may also want to visit a clinical dietitian to get an idea how to work with this. ...Read more
A 1/2 hour after I eat a hamburger & fries, I had diarrhea. has few other Xs w/ certain, Products, bread or pasta could I have celiac disease?
Maybe: Celiac disease is possible, so is gall bladder disease and bacterial overgrowth of the intestine (esp if you've been on long term oral antibiotics for acne or long term meds like Prilosec). Irritable bowel syndrome also seems to be aggravated by certain types of carbohydrates so it can mimic celiac disease. See your doc. Get it checked out ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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