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How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Things to ponder

Celiac disease represents a fluke in the immune system. People with celiac who ingest gluten containing foods trigger production of antibodies that attack their tissues as if they were an invading germ. Any exposure to wheat will do this.
The antibodies can linger for months & degree of damage varies. This can be mild or life threatening. Heavy exposures create lots of antibody.

In brief: Things to ponder

Celiac disease represents a fluke in the immune system. People with celiac who ingest gluten containing foods trigger production of antibodies that attack their tissues as if they were an invading germ. Any exposure to wheat will do this.
The antibodies can linger for months & degree of damage varies. This can be mild or life threatening. Heavy exposures create lots of antibody.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

It's not a matter of too much wheat.
People with celiac disease need to avoid all gluten containing products. Please see celiac.Org for further diet recommendations.

In brief: None

It's not a matter of too much wheat.
People with celiac disease need to avoid all gluten containing products. Please see celiac.Org for further diet recommendations.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Need to avoid wheat

If one is diagnosed with celiac disease then avoidance of grains is imperative in order to avoid short term and long term complications of this disease.

In brief: Need to avoid wheat

If one is diagnosed with celiac disease then avoidance of grains is imperative in order to avoid short term and long term complications of this disease.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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