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Why is it so trendy to say you have a gluten allergy nowadays. Do these people really have it?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Gluten Allergy

You're right, many people are talking about gluten nowadays.
There should be a distinction between gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. Allergy implies a specific immune reaction.Those people with gluten allergy get very sick when they eat it.A sensitivity is usually not as severe in symptoms as a true gluten allergy, however it may improve many bothersome symptoms.

In brief: Gluten Allergy

You're right, many people are talking about gluten nowadays.
There should be a distinction between gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. Allergy implies a specific immune reaction.Those people with gluten allergy get very sick when they eat it.A sensitivity is usually not as severe in symptoms as a true gluten allergy, however it may improve many bothersome symptoms.
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine

In brief: Many don't have it

Celiac sprue is a serious disease which can cause major problems and illness with digestion and should not be taken lightly.
In celiac, gluten changes lining of intestine. It has a cousin, gluten intolerance which can cause some symptoms. Marketing execs honed in on this and many people mistakenly assume that reducing gluten is a good way to lose weight as they hear it mentioned frequently.

In brief: Many don't have it

Celiac sprue is a serious disease which can cause major problems and illness with digestion and should not be taken lightly.
In celiac, gluten changes lining of intestine. It has a cousin, gluten intolerance which can cause some symptoms. Marketing execs honed in on this and many people mistakenly assume that reducing gluten is a good way to lose weight as they hear it mentioned frequently.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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