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Am I allergic to gluten? Is going on a gluten free diet a valid test?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Gluten allergy

What symptoms are you having that makes you feel you are allergic to gluten? Gluten allergy (e.
g. Itchy lips/mouth/throat, nausea, hives) requires having allergic antibodies which are demonstrable by skin or blood tests. The other reaction to gluten causes celiac disease (e.g. Bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea) which is demonstrable by blood tests and intestinal biopsy. Avoid diet, consult md.

In brief: Gluten allergy

What symptoms are you having that makes you feel you are allergic to gluten? Gluten allergy (e.
g. Itchy lips/mouth/throat, nausea, hives) requires having allergic antibodies which are demonstrable by skin or blood tests. The other reaction to gluten causes celiac disease (e.g. Bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea) which is demonstrable by blood tests and intestinal biopsy. Avoid diet, consult md.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Testing

Gluten sensitive enteropathy or celiac disease is best diagnosed by have a blood test and/or intestinal biopsy done.

In brief: Testing

Gluten sensitive enteropathy or celiac disease is best diagnosed by have a blood test and/or intestinal biopsy done.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
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