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Will Gluten Depression
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Why do you ask? Since the gluten-free diet is hugely effective in managing celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, folks have gotten the idea that it should be good for everyone. So far, evidence of this is "anecdotal" and it looks to me like a placebo. If you make this attempt, it will be much harder for you to be a good guest and folks will consider you a faddist. Be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How long does it take for someone with gluten intolerance to lose symptoms after cutting out gluten?
Varies: Weeks to months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Celiac: You shouldbn't tempt fate.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person has a gluten allergy and they continue to consume food with gluten- will they lose weight?
Sometimes: It is not true for everyone but chronic abdominal issues often lead to weight loss. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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