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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would a raised TSH value, (thyriod fine) give you a wheat/celiac disease or wheat/celiac give you a high tsh?
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
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
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
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
My 1.3 year old child has coeliac disease I am not giving him wheat but for his on and off.Diareahea which medicine I have to given?
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