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What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Why is gluten intolerence called celiac disease?

Why is gluten intolerence called celiac disease?

Because it causes: Celiac disease is autoimmune disorder of small intestines that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals of all ages.It is caused by a reaction to gluten a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. That's why it is called gluten intolerance.Once the source of gluten, that is diet free from wheat, rye and barley is introduced the symptoms get better. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and a polyp in the lining of my stomach and I am severely underweight..what does the polyp mean? My doctor call it an stromal tumor..I think? I will be having a 2nd endoscopy with ultra sound but I'm scared. Help!

I have celiac disease and a polyp in the lining of my stomach  and I am severely underweight..what does the polyp mean? My doctor call it an stromal tumor..I think? I will be having a 2nd endoscopy with ultra sound but I'm scared. Help!

MostPolypsAreBenign: Stomach Polyps are masses of cells that form on the inside lining of your stomach and are rather rare.Most of these do not go on to become cancerous.but some do.And that is why some are removed and others don't.They don't cause any symptoms.These can be1 Hyperplastic 2Fundic Polyp 3Adenomas are the rarest and those are the only ones can turn cancerous and need to be removed but is very very rare ...Read more

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I am 54 woman with celiac disease and I'm about 20 pounds underweight. I also have a small polyp in the lining of my stomach called a stromal gist. What is that? I will have a 2nd scope with ultrasound in June. I am worried. Can you tell me what your op

I am 54 woman with celiac disease and I'm about 20 pounds underweight. I also have a small polyp in the lining of my stomach called a stromal gist. What is that?  I  will have a 2nd scope with ultrasound in June. I am worried. Can you tell me what your op

GIST: GI strongly tumor (GIST) should be removed when diagnosed, not observed with endoscopy except under rare circumstances. Ask about a consultation with a surgical oncologist. GIST's have variable malignant potential, an can only be properly evicted in the pathology lab. Things like tumor size, Motorola activity and a variety of pathology stains are needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people follow so called "fad diets" like gluten free even when they don't have celiac?

What are the reasons that people follow so called "fad diets" like gluten free even when they don't have celiac?

Consumer trends: Consumer trends have long held popularity. Gluten free is the latest. People like to do what's cool and hip. I would say, however, that if you are picking a food group to skip, then bread would be the smartest one to do without. Gluten free living, so long as you don't substitute it with tons of gluten free cookies and baked goods is a good way to go with lean meat, veggies, fruit, milk. ...Read more

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Called office to find doctor has had my lab results to look at since yesterday morn but still no word. Checking for celiac, etc. Why so long?

Called office to find doctor has had my lab results to look at since yesterday morn but still no word. Checking for celiac,  etc. Why so long?

See below.: I often wait to inform patients of lab results until all the tests are back. This may be the case for your doctor. You should call back in 1-2 days and ask again if you haven't heard. ...Read more

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Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames and destroys the lining of the small intestine. It is triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Distinguish cd from gluten sensitivity where patients manifest GI upset but no inflammation when eating gluten-containing foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Anything is possible: There is a fairly accurate blood test that your doctor can order which may better diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board! ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more