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What Is Gluten
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 more
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
Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in wheat & related products. It's only harmful to those who are sensitive to it aka celiac disease (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/basics/definition/con-20030410). Check out https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/what-is-gluten/ for more info. ...Read more
Gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). If you have celiac disease, you absolutely need to be on a gluten-free diet. Some people who don't have full celiac disease have symptoms of gluten intolerance, like abdominal cramping, diarrhea, bloating, joint pain, "brain fog, " etc. For more info: http://tinyurl.Com/mb93u2f. ...Read more
Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more
Many in grain fam: Wheat , rye, barley, and oat family many drinks havegluten like gatoraid. ...Read more
Gluten: Symptoms may include but are not limited to: diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramps , rash (dermatitis herpetiformis) iron deficiency anemia. Treatment for celiac disease is gluten-free diet which generally resolves symptoms. Failure of symptoms to resolve usually means non adherence to the diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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