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What Exactly Is Latent And Silent Celiac Disease
Degrees of abnormal: Latent: abnormal blood test/antibody tests, but normal biopsy and no symptoms or signs.Children diagnosed with celiac sprue as children; tolerated introduction of gluten. Can develop signs and symptoms later in life. Silent:: abnormal antibody tests, abnormal intestinal biopsy nut no signs or symptoms even on gluten diet. Can develop signs/symptoms later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac Disease: First described by Samuel Gee in 1888 in a report entitled "On the Coeliac Affection." Common features include villous atrophy; malabsorption (steatorrhea, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency); and resolution of the mucosal lesions and symptoms upon withdrawal of gluten-containing foods, usually within a few weeks to months. ...Read more
Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency; and resolution of the mucosal lesions and symptoms after withdrawal of gluten-containing foods (usually within a few weeks to months). Diarrhea, weight loss, and antibodies against gliadin ...Read more
Celiac disease: In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like iron or bone loss). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where the diagnosis is unclear, are anti-enterocyte antibodies useful to distinguish between AIE and coeliac sprue ? What else can be tested for?
New diagnosis: Adult autoimmune enteropathy is an emerging diagnosis and so far is considered very rare. Nobody really knows what to make of the welter of antibodies against gut epithelium, how reliable the labs are, or whether getting relief from the diarrhea by long-term immunosuppression is key. Celiac sprue is clear-cut. Crohn's and Whipple's, and don't overlook food / lactose intolerance. ...Read more
Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more
Varies with location: Uncommon disorder. Xs eosinophils (type of wbc) in parts of gut, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon. Symptoms can vary with layer of gut involved: pain, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, swallowing issues, anemia. Diagnosis needs endoscopy and biopsy. Rx varies; can include diet changes, meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle weakness: It causes muscle weakness. It is autoimmune because it has antibodies to your own body, in this case they react with acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Thus the muscles do not get the stimulation to help them function due to the decreased availability of acetylcholine. It is treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that interfer with the the breakdown of acetylcholine. ...Read more
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It depends: It depends on the severity of alzheimer's disease. It it is advanced, it may be better not to do an operation or chemotherapy because that may not prolong patient's life and would cause him/her lot of discomfort. If the patient would still understand the treatment's side-effects, it is possible to treat him/her as somebody who does not have alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
What kind of disease is Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, and how is it different from regular tuberculosis?
Yersinia etc: The FUZZ! Thats very interesting. I've never heard of this bug. The names of bugs refer normally to likeness between the bugs so I would imagine the name comes from the Yersinia ( used to be called Pastereurella) and pseudo TB because the bug looks like a large mycobacterium TB cell. I will research it and answer this question again in a bit. Nice question! ;-)) ...Read more
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten. It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & probably sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is being done with Lyme disease? I am making a website to aware people of Lyme disease and need to know what is being done with Lyme disease.
There : There is a lot of heated controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease. Two organizations, the infectious disease society of america and the international lyme and associated diseases society have published treatment guidelines that are quite different in their view of this illness. Ilads supports the validity of chronic lyme disease as a real and common occurred that should be treated with antibiotics and supportive therapies until symptoms resolve, and that other tick born infections should be considered and tested for in the patient who does not recover with adequate treatment of the lyme infection. Idsa does not acknowledge the existence of chronic lyme disease and proposes a treatment of 3-4 weeks with doxycycline. If the patient continues to have symptoms following this treatment, ongoing antibiotics are not recommended and the symptoms are attributed to a newly proposed "syndrome" called "post lyme disease syndrome" which is basically a psychosomatic or inflammatory response and should be treated with antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs or pain medications, but not antibiotics. www.ilads.org can give you more information on this from the perspective of treating chronic lyme disease and this website will give you the idsa perspective: www.Idsociety.Org/lyme/ some good patient and family oriented information can be found at www.Lymedisease.Org. Good luck with your endeavor. Dr. Tedde rinker los altos, ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms variable : Crohn's disease can cause a range of symptoms depending on what portion of the bowel is affected. It can cause diarrhea, blood in stool, ulcers in mouth, weight loss, bowel obstruction with vomiting, and sores or fistful as around the anus. It can cause anemia and low protein. Most of the times symptoms develop over time. Ask your internist or see a gastroenterologist if crohn's seems likely. ...Read more
What are the reasons that people get hypertension and what is it.Also what is coronary artery disease ?
Celiac disease: Celiac is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies against the small intestine; it causes malabsorption of food and often chronic diarrhea, anemia, or occasionally abnormal liver function. The treatment is simply to avoid gluten in foods, but this is not a simple diet to follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lining changes: Barrett's esophagus is a change in the appearance of the lining of the esophagus. It changes to a lining that one would typically find in the intestine, and not the esophagus. This is generally caused by chronic acid damage of the esophagus lining. Left unchecked, a small percentage will progress to cancer over years. It can be treated with medicine and/or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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