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Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan). ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Who is more likely to get addison's disease?

Who is more likely to get addison's disease?

Other endocrine dz: People who have other autoimmune endocrine disease like thyroid disease or pituitary disease. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Increased risk in family with 1st degree relative or closer 2nd degree relative with any autoimmune disease. Women also tend to have a slightly increased risk over men. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get graves' disease?

Who is more likely to get graves' disease?

Who gets Graves: Women have a much much higher incidence then men, but frequently it cab be much more severe in men. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the risk factors you can control. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get endometriosis?

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Who is more likely to get endometriosis?

40 percent of women: Fortunately most women with endometriosis are not actually bothered by it. If symptomatic there are many treatments available. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get heart valve disease?

Who is more likely to get heart valve disease?

Usually Elderly : Usually patients 75 years of age and older are more likely to get heart valve disease. Patients with a history of infective endocarditis, heart attacks, heart failure and/or rheumatic fever are also or more likely to develop heart valve disease. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to catch tapeworm?

Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork. ...Read more

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Why are western europeans more likely to be diagnosed with huntington's disease?

Why are western europeans more likely to be diagnosed with huntington's disease?

Genetics: Huntington's is an autosomal dominant disorder and clearly runs in European families. In absence of miscegenation, would remain in historical family setting. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to have diabetes?

Who is most likely to have diabetes?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes is usually inherited, which is why it often shows up in childhood. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, history of relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during pregnancy or having had a large baby. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Steriod users: AIDS patient as well as prople that have been on steriods in past. ...Read more

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Is it possible to transmit celiacs disease to another person?

No.: Celiac is not a communicable disease that can be passed to another person. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Crohn's disease to affect someone who is trying to get pregnant?

Is it possible for Crohn's disease to affect someone who is trying to get pregnant?

Sure.: In fact, the more your drohn's is under control at the time of conception, the more likely it is to not bother you during the whole pregnancy. If you are asking about initial diagnosis, it can also certainly occur periconceptionally, as it is most common in young women. ...Read more

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Would a teen with autoimmune disease be more prone to meningitis?

Would a teen with autoimmune disease be more prone to meningitis?

Based on the: Autoimmune disease, probably not. However, if the autoimmune disease is under treatment, that could predispose for infection. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Someone taking NSAID: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it common for teens to get celiacs disease?

Can you tell me is it common for teens to get celiacs disease?

Not really: Celiac disease, while being diagnosed much more, is still a relatively uncommon disorder in kids and teens. That being said, there are more and more kids with chronic abdominal complaints being diagnosed as doctors become more aware of the condition. It tends to be more common in kids with other immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid problems, etc. Talk to peds GI for info! ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan). ...Read more

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Does celiac disease make it more likely that i'm going to get stomach cancer?

Does celiac disease make it more likely that i'm going to get stomach cancer?

No: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read more

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How do people get celiac disease?

How do people get celiac disease?

Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with celiac disease. Any advice on how to cope with this? Does it get easier over time?

I have just been diagnosed with celiac disease. Any advice on how to cope with this? Does it get easier over time?

Celiac: It is much easier today. Grocery shelves are full of gluten free foods of all kinds. Book stores have cook books on how to cook gluten free. You should not have difficulty in staying well ...Read more

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Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Blood tests: In symptomatic patients with a suspicion of celiac disease, i order a tissue transglutaminase blood test. It has a very good sensitivity and specificity. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for celiac disease?

How can you get tested for celiac disease?

Small bowel biopsy: Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease. Small intestinal biopsies can be obtained by performing an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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What are the really bad symptoms you can get with celiac disease?

What are the really bad symptoms you can get with celiac disease?

Typically diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to understand how serious celiac disease is ?

Consult GI with him: Bring him with you to the gastroenterologist and have the physician explain to him the seriousness of the disorder. ...Read more

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How might you get tested for celiac disease and what are the symptoms?

How might you get tested for celiac disease and what are the symptoms?

Celiac: There is blood testing as well as endoscopic biopsies if a scope is used. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Follow this link for additional symptoms that are less common. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. What are some suggestions on what to eat when i get glutened?

I have celiac disease. What are some suggestions on what to eat when i get glutened?

Bowel rest: There is nothing to treat a celiac attack when you have been exposed to gluten. It can be painful and uncomfortable. I have not seen anything specifically recommended, but from personal experience i eat dry gluten free toast and tea for several days and hug my heating pad to my abdomen. Sometimes have a little ensure so i don't lose too much weight. ...Read more

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How often would u get diareah with celiac disease?

Never: Celiac disease is completely treatable through strict avoidance of gluten found in wheat, oats and barley. Once your digestive system recovers you should experience diarrhea no more frequently than anyone else. ...Read more

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Can everyone get celiac disease, or is it a disorder of our genes?

Can everyone get celiac disease, or is it a disorder of our genes?

Genetic & hereditary: Celiac disease is hereditary and runs in families. The genes seen in patients are hla-dq2 and hla-dq8. Patients with only one copy of either gene tend to have milder symptoms, but patients with 2 copies of either gene, or 1 copy of both genes, have more severe disease. Celiac disease can occur rarely in persons without these genes. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for gluten intolerences like celiac disease?

How do you get tested for gluten intolerences like celiac disease?

Blood tests: A series of blood tests is avaliable from reference labs. These are tests for antibodies to tissue transglutaminase and antibodies to demaidated gliadin. A genetic marker is also essential for the disease, in that either one of hla dq 2 or 8 is required. ...Read more

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I am suspecting that my child(1 year) has a celiac disease , I am far from the hospital can I get virtual diagnosis cause it has been 6 months?

I am suspecting that my child(1 year) has a celiac disease , I am far from the  hospital can I get virtual diagnosis  cause it has been 6 months?

Needs an eval: I find it unlikely the kid would have CD at 1 yr but it can happen. As a lifelong label with important implications (risks of other diseases) it requires a thorough basic evaluation. This would also include initial blood screening tests for tissue transglutaminase IgA and an IgA level. To be accurate the kid would need to ingest a gluten for the 3 wks prior to testing. ...Read more

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An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Gluten in diet: By having gluten in your diet, even in hidden sources that you might not be aware of, the diarrhea would be evidence to you that you have gluten in the diet. It can be from cross contamination in restaurants, or in factors that use wheat to coat food products so they dont stick to the conveyor belt and dont list it as an ingredient in the food. It all is dose dependent and very individual. ...Read more

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How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Bowels & celiac dis.: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more