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Doctor insights on: Wheat Disease

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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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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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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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Does eating too much wheat cause celiac disease or a wheat allergy?

Does eating too much wheat cause celiac disease or a wheat allergy?

No: Both conditions are mostly genetically determined. There is no benefit and possibly harm in avoiding gluten when you don't have intolerance to gluten/wheat, or a wheat allergy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be intolerant to oats, but not wheat, and have celiac disease?

Is it possible to be intolerant to oats, but not wheat, and have celiac disease?

No: Celiac sprue (gluten enteropathy) is an immunologic reaction to proteins in gluten (gliadin and others). This is found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt. Oats have a different protein (prolamine) that may cross react in some people. But people may not tolerate a grain for reasons other than gluten, proteins, immune cause. Some carbs may not be well digested by some folks, with same sympt. ...Read more

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What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

Intestine inflamatio: Celiac disease is caused by your digestive tract being sensitive to wheat and consequently you have inflamation in the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers and much discomfort. Typically it is heriditary. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...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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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