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What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

A matter of degree: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten damage the intestinal lining causing gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes cause skin rashes. Patients must strictly avoid all gluten. People with gluten intolerance can usually tolerate small amounts of gluten and do not have celiac disease. See a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease?  Are both hereditary?

Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between having celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Whats the difference between having celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Effect on the body: You can be intolerant or react to gluten containing products with cramping, diarrhea, hives , etc. If this occurs and your blood test and or intestinal biopsy are positive for tissue damage markers, anti-intestinal antibodies you have celiac. A negative set of blood tests/biopsy suggest just intolerance. Both issues are complex and the rational approach to management is the same, avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between celiac disease and leaky gut?

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Is there a difference between celiac disease and leaky gut?

Celiac: Celiac and leaky gut are two entirely different entities. Celiac refers to an auto immune problem of the small intestine. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten because they develop auto antibodies that damage the intestinal lining. A leaky gut is merely a descriptive term that is nonspecific and not scientific, but can refer to the process of intestinal contents crossing into the blood. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?

Gluten intolerance: Celiac disease or sprue is an autoimmune disease and gluten intolerance is not even though the literature is sometimes confusing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

One is a disease: Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the food and will happen even with a trace of ingested gluten. In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having Celiac because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined / processed. By avoiding these one is eating more REAL food. This is likely the benefit if "sensitive" ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis , crohn's colitis, or others. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of colitis or colon inflammation diagnosed by colonoscpoy & biopsy & which might also cause a pancolitis. ...Read more

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

No connection: Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Unclear question: If by disparity you mean "the difference between" then: ulcerative colitis affects just the large intestine(colon) and causes bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation is superficial on the bowel lining. Crohns causes deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus.Symptoms of crohns can be more severe and can cause bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read more

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What is the connection between IgA and IBD (crohns, UC)?

What is the connection between IgA and IBD (crohns, UC)?

IgA: Immunoglobulin A is produced by intestinal epithelium. IgA is intended to be secreted into bowel lumen. It can back diffuse into blood and deposit in kidneys, inciting inflammation there. Crohn s disease increases this potential.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitus and diverticulitus?

Location in colon: Diverticulitis is an inflammation of a diverticulum(pouch) of the bowel, but colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bowel. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes and addison's disease?

What is the difference between diabetes and addison's disease?

2 different diseases: Diabetes is a disorder where your blood sugar runs high. Addison's disease is a disease at the adrenal gland where it fails to produce its hormones. They have nothing to do with each other except there is a condition called polyglandular syndrome where you can get both diabetes and addison's disease at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more