10 doctors weighed in:

What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Celiac disease is a more severe form of gluten intolerance.
See a doctor experienced in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease for proper diagnosis and management.

In brief: Not necessarily

Celiac disease is a more severe form of gluten intolerance.
See a doctor experienced in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease for proper diagnosis and management.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often but not always

With CD your immune system malfunctions, creating antibodies to gluten as if it were a germ but they also attack your tissues.
The gut tissue is the most common to be injured,but others may have some effect. Damaged gut produces symptoms including diarrhea, dietary deficiencies, weight loss, potential for cancer, etc.? Gluten intolerance means you don't tolerate it but eating it doesn't damage you

In brief: Often but not always

With CD your immune system malfunctions, creating antibodies to gluten as if it were a germ but they also attack your tissues.
The gut tissue is the most common to be injured,but others may have some effect. Damaged gut produces symptoms including diarrhea, dietary deficiencies, weight loss, potential for cancer, etc.? Gluten intolerance means you don't tolerate it but eating it doesn't damage you
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: No

Celiac disease is a testable condition.
"Gluten intolerance" is something that may or may not even exist. Keep in mind people that eat a gluten free diet without Celiac are reading food labels and eating less refined foods, so there is likely a benefit from doing that (and not an underlying condition).

In brief: No

Celiac disease is a testable condition.
"Gluten intolerance" is something that may or may not even exist. Keep in mind people that eat a gluten free diet without Celiac are reading food labels and eating less refined foods, so there is likely a benefit from doing that (and not an underlying condition).
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