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Will Going Gluten Free Help With My Migraines
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
Depends: Gluten free diet is certainly indicated in patients with celiac disease aka gluten-sensitive enteropathy. It may also help in other conditions such as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or some forms of ibs. However if you have not been diagnosed with the above conditions or have not been evaluated by a physician for your stomach pain you may be delaying treatment of a possibly serious problem. ...Read more
If you have celiac, is going gluten free good enough? Or should you go all grain free? And will GF diet help with alopecia areata?
Not specifically: You need to spend more time learning about the gluten free life.Many "old world" grains do not contain gluten and including them in your diet would not aggravate your condition.There are some potential items that can mimic the gluten effect and specific testing is available through specialty labs. Artificial colors, like red #40 can aggravate even those without gluten sensitivity.Read labels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does going gluten free help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Or can you recommend anything that will help? Medication isn't helping with symptoms at all.
By eliminating gluten from my diet will that help me lose weight? I have hypothyroidism don't want medicine for the rest of my life if i can help it.
If you have: Hypothyroidism, you will need brand name T4 replacement the rest of your life, you can't help that, your body needs it. Elimination of gluten from your diet may help your intestinal tract if you're sensitive to gluten, but won't help w/weight loss. Only diet, exercise, calorie restriction will do that. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...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
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
Yes if wheat allergy: The rash that is caused by gluten enteropathy is very specific. It is called dermatitis herpetiformis, and it consists of clear blister-like bumps on your elbows and knees/shins that itch intensely. Eczema is usually related to regular allergies, not celiac disease, although a person can have both at the same time. If you are wheat or grain-allergic, the diet will help, but not because of gluten. ...Read more
I've been eating gluten free for a month now. I'm going for addition celiac testing today. Will my gluten free diet affect those results?
I have been on 1.5 8mg Subutex pd for 1.5 yrs. I need to stop completely in 2wks. what's best way to taper in that time &what meds will help w wd's?
Is there anyway to tell sibo from celiac besides tests? I can't afford them. My doctor says to go gluten free. I still can't eat meats or oily foods.
Depends: Gluten sensitivity can damage intestinal cells and impair digestion and absorption of nutrients. $150 is the cost for a gluten sensitivity genetic panel from enterolabs (no doctor order needed). Sounds like you have impaired digestion. Consider betaine hcl one or two caps in the middle of your meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be impossible: You have adopted three different diet fads, none of them supported by strong evidence for the vast majority of people. Together, you'll discover this is extremely restrictive, and will make it very difficult for you to enjoy a reasonably varied diet or to be a good guest. Eat what you find helps you feel well, and please consider discussing your limitations with an evidence-based dietician. ...Read more
I have a mild gluten intolerance. What can I do to help my body cope with gluten? Is this situation reversible?
Probably not: You have to ask your doctor for a more specific explanation for your gluten intolerance -- a. Is it a celiac sprue -- than it's life long b. Is it wheat ige allergy -- may resolve (depending on your age a few other factors). Oral immunotherapy could be used in the future to help expedite the resolution. C. Wheat indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome -- may resolve on its own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor wants me to quit coffee to help my sinus problems and headaches. Will that actually work?
Had anyone heard of taking oxygen to help w migraines? Pregnant and suffering from migraines, thinking if ER visits w requests for oxygen if will help
Do you think gluten sensitivities (NOT celiacs) are actually a thing? Can cutting gluten out of your life really with fatigue and bloating?
Degrees of trouble: All of us are likely to notice foods that have an unpleasant effect on us. Gluten is certainly a problem for some,not most people. If you have real gluten sensitivities,they should be verified by testing, since some other health issues are more common in that population.Artificial food dyes, preservatives, etc, can cause similar symptoms. Just learn what your system tolerates and avoid the rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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