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What Is Celiac
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
A wheat protein: Gluten is medically relevant because some people are allergic or intolerant of it, as in dermatitis herpetiformis, celiac disease, or non-autoimmune gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free diets have become popular as a panacea despite lack of data. Foods containing gluten include many breads (wheat) but it is also added to imitation meats, beer, soy sauces, ice creams and other foods as stabilizers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Interesting disorder: Eosinophilic enteropathy (& perhaps a related condition, eosinophilic esophagitis) is an autoimmune condition in which eosinophils (1 of the types of white blood cells, normally used to fend off parasitic infections) start attacking the gastrointestinal tract instead. It is sort of like an allergy (which cause eosinophil release) affecting the small intestines ("enteropathy"). Symptoms r variable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein in grains.: Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, & rye. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, & is often used as an additive to foods low in protein. Celiac disease, is an allergy-like sensitivity to gluten, & patients must avoid gluten or suffer the effects. Currently, it is fashionable to choose 'gluten-free' foods, even without celiac disease, but the benefits are questionable. ...Read more
Celiac disease aller: No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Subspecialty: This is a subspecialty within internal medicine that focuses on the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, liver, and pancreas. Gastroenterologists do endoscopy to look at the inside of the gut and its glands, manage patients with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, and much else. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Food intolerance: Food intolerance is a generic term that has had its meaning morphed over time. Food intolerance is any food that a person cannot tolerate. This can be due to allergies, enzyme deficiencies (like lactase deficiency), medication interactions (tetracyclines and milk), uncomfortable feelings (green pepper causing gastic reflux), and somatic (beans causing 'excessive' flatulence). These are just exampl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A medical mystery!: Helicobacter pylori (or h. Pylori) is a type of bacterium that can live in the stomach, and is associated with ulcers. The discovery of h. Pylori was a medical puzzle! how could bacteria live in the extremely acidic environment of the stomach? But they can; h. Pylori is treated with a combo of antibiotics and acid blockers. Hope that helps. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
IBS diet: Fodmap is a diet for those with irritable bowel syndrome and stands for "fermentable oligo-, di- and mono-saccharides, and polyols" a diet with these substances, the theory goes, increases liquid and gas in the bowels, causing bloating & pain. If you cut down foods in the fodmap list, says the australian researchers, ibs will improve. Low fodmap foods at: http://fodmaps.Org/the-low-fodmap-diet/. ...Read more
Hard skin: Scleroderma literally means "hard skin." it is a connective tissue disease that primarily involves the skin which becomes fibrotic (hardened). Changes also may occur in the blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The disease involves autoimmunity whereby the immune system attacks the normal tissues of the body. The cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach irritation: The lining of your stomach can sometimes be irritated. This can last for days to possibly weeks. If the problem worsens you can have an ulcer that perforates (bursts through) the wall of the stomach itself. Have your private doctor start acid reducer medicine, and continue to watch your symptoms. Hopefully you will get better soon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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