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Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Not primarily but: Gluten intolerance may trigger depression if you are vulnerable to it. Address the gluten problem, of course, but seek assistance for the depression as a separate matter. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Gluten bipolar?: 19 F asks: Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety? ANS: Very unlikely to help but easy to test. Stick rigidly to such a diet and see if you get better or not. If you get better then stop to see if you get worse. Repeat until you and team convinced it helps. But I would exhaust all other proven treatments first. ...Read more

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Will going gluten free help ibs?

Will going gluten free help ibs?

Not necessaily: A gluten free diet should not help ibs, but those with celiac disease. There are cases where if the person is already on gluten free that the diagnosis will be missed. . If you are helped by being gluten free talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will help celiac: Gluten free diet will absolutely help if you have celiac disease. In terms of gluten and its association with depression, I am not aware of that. You can certainly try it. Would be interested to hear your take. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does a gluten free diet help reduce narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms for some narcoleptics even if tests show they have no gluten sensitivities?

Why does a gluten free diet help reduce narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms for some narcoleptics even if tests show they have no gluten sensitivities?

It probably doesn't.: I don't believe that a gluten-free diet would treat narcolepsy. A thorough search on pubmed did not reveal any publications demonstrating a connection between narcolepsy or cataplexy and gluten consumption. It is possible that by adopting a gluten-free diet, one might also consume fewer simple carbohydrates, and that could reduce reactive hypoglycemia (which can make you feel tired). ...Read more

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Will a gluten free diet help with dermatomyocitis?

Will a gluten free diet help with dermatomyocitis?

Not likely: True dermatomyositis is an inflammatory process in the muscles and has an associated rash and is thought to be caused by an immune process- although exact cause still not known. If this is truly your DX then a gluten free diet may not help. If you just have a dermatitis then there is more potential for relief. You can be tested for gluten sensitivity- and it won't hurt to follow this regimen. ...Read more

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I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed). Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed).  Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

Doubtful: True gluten intolerance is rare and self diagnosis is unreliable. There is no proven true link between gluten ingestion and psychiatric symptoms. I suggest you read the Consumer's Digest recent issue devoted to gluten. It's easy to understand and up to date but if you're caught up in the gluten fad/frenzy you might not like the conclusions. ...Read more

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How to balance a gluten and dairy free diet?

How to balance a gluten and dairy free diet?

Why do you ask?: Both diets are restrictive, and if you have self-prescribed for some demonstrated or subjective illness, you need to consider how this will affect you not only as a person who needs to eat an adequate diet, but as someone who will from time to time be a guest. If these are prescribed, your physician / dietician will be your guide. If you're just following online "advice", reconsider. ...Read more

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How can you do gluten-free dieting to test for gluten sensitivity?

How can you do gluten-free dieting to test for gluten sensitivity?

Well: You should first find one whether you have gluten intolerance first since this has been a fad disease in the past couple of years. Your doctor can obtain blood tests on you (must be eating gluten) or get a small intestine biopsy. A gluten-free diet has not health benefits if you don't have gluten intolerance. ...Read more

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Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read more

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How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

TOO many: Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral. Please have a thorough, comfortable discussion with a physician that struggles with helping in what can be a pernicious malady for not only the child, but the immediate and even extended family. ...Read more

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Would one with wheat intolerance (not celiac) need to go completely gluten free or could they benefit by just reducing or eliminating wheat from diet?

Would one with wheat intolerance (not celiac) need to  go completely gluten free or could they benefit by just reducing or eliminating wheat from diet?

Depends: Everyone is a little different, but generally gluten can cause problems even in very small amounts, so either totally eliminate wheat as well as other gluten containing grains or do not bother. Sometimes people can just have food sensitivity without gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Digestive discomfort after starting gluten free diet(due to celiac), what to do?

Digestive discomfort after starting gluten free diet(due to celiac), what to do?

Double check: Make sure you have a dietitian help you with your diet. Look for hidden sources of gluten in places like toothpaste, lipstick and even shampoo. Many people with celiac are also lactose intolerant. Try removing lactose. ...Read more

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Can eating a gluten free diet if not diagnosed coeliac then cause a reaction when eating gluten in future. Eg can u make urself intolerant by avoidi?

No: Gluten sensitivity is a genetic disease. You cannot give yourself a genetic disease or downregulate the gene for gluten metabolism sufficiently by avoiding gluten. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more