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Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Abdominal symptoms - whether constipation, pain, diarrhea - aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

Allergic & toxic: Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains. Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by an product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more

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Would a raised TSH value, (thyriod fine) give you a wheat/celiac disease or wheat/celiac give you a high tsh?

Would a raised TSH value, (thyriod fine) give you a wheat/celiac disease or wheat/celiac give you a high tsh?

Unrelated: Thyroid stimulating hormone is not changed by celiac disease. Low thyroid might be causes by nan autoimmune problem, and celiac may be related to autoimmune problem, but they are different problems. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have wheat intolerance without having celiac disease?

Yes: Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem. Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. ...Read more

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How can eating wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

How can  eating wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

Damages intestine: There are very complex immune reactions between b-cells (antibody producing cells) and cd4 helper cells in celiac patients which result in anti-ttg antibody formation as well as the creation of gliaden sensitive cytotoxic t-cells which patrol the intestinal epithelium. These cytotoxic t-cells get stimulated by gluten to attack the intestinal lining cells and kill them resulting in tissue damage. ...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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Is wheat sensitivity the same thing as celiac disease?

Is wheat sensitivity the same thing as celiac disease?

Not exactly: Celiac disease is an immune mediated IgA adverse reaction to gluten (a protein in many grains including wheat) typically leading to GI symptoms. Wheat allergy is an IgE mediated reaction reaction that can be very severe leading to anaphylaxis that can include GI symptoms. An allergist and GI specialist can assist patients who have suspicion for celiac disease and/or adverse reactions to wheat. ...Read more

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Could somebody have celiac disease and be allergic to wheat also at the same time?

Could somebody have celiac disease and be allergic to wheat also at the same time?

Yes: Celiac disease is not a true allergy and it is possible, though unlikely, to have both celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) and an ige mediated allergy to wheat. ...Read more