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Can celiac disease cause joint pain? How do you test for celiac disease?

Can celiac disease cause joint pain? How do you test for celiac disease?

More soft tissue: It causes more of a generalized aching than true joint pain. Testing is controversial. There are specific tests for antibodies present in celiac disease but there also appears to be people who have true gluten sensitivity and have negative blood tests. The true test is a trial of a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After i cut out gluten i lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?

Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After i cut out gluten i lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?

Very likely: I've known of people with celiac disease who had difficulty losing weight. When they stopped consuming gluten, they lost weight, stopped feeling bloated, and more energetic as you have noticed. As long as you avoid gluten, the lost weight should stay off (unless due to something else). ...Read more

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How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

Harms sm. intestine: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Rarely: If the disease creates poor absorption of nutrients and there is a significant loss of electrolytes, you can suffer from blurred vision. But this would only be likely in very extreme cases. If a patient takes steroids during any of the treatment phases, they could experience temporary blurring of vision as well. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause chronic pelvic pain?

Does celiac disease cause chronic pelvic pain?

No: Celiac disease is a autoimmune , digestive disease, causing malabsorption , due to gluten sensitivity initial symptoms with abdominal bloating, pain diarrhea, followed by other symptoms, including depression .Chronic pelvic pain is not one of them, if occurs it is very rare. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause a large distended belly in a child?

Possibly: A child with celiac disease who eats gluten might have a large distended belly among other symptoms. Strictly avoiding gluten would cure this symptom. However, there are other conditions that can cuase a large distended belly as well. It would be wise to have your child examined by a doctor. For more on celiac see http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1106/1/celiac-disease-symptoms/page1.Html. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

It Can: Only if you restrict the diet too significantly can there be nutritional issues. Substitute with an appropriate food or multivitamin. Please discuss with your doctor or request a dietitian consult. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d besides no sunlight and celiac disease?

Poor diet: Inadequate dietary intake can also cause low intake. Milk is supplemented with vitamin d and is a good source of vitamin d. Try eating foods that are high in vitamin d or take a vitamin d3 and calcium supplement that has at least 400 iu of d3 and 1000-1200 mg of calcium. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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