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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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What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...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?

Tears them up: The simple answer is it tears them up.This is a food allergy/intolerance where exposure promotes a chronic battle between immune complexes & the intestine tissue.The injury can/does produce pain,failure to absorb nutrients/diarrhea or other symptoms.The symptoms are not as dramatic as some get with a peanut allergy, because it affects a different part of the immune system. ...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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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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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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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

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How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

None: It's not a matter of too much wheat. People with celiac disease need to avoid all gluten containing products. Please see celiac.Org for further diet recommendations. ...Read more

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Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. Whats going on?

Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. Whats going on?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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