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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

Genetic component. Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. Read more...

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism. A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. Read more...

What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

A reaction to gluten. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, thus causing intestinal problems and abnormal digestion. Read more...
Gluten sensitivity. There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. Read more...

Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?

Intol. isn't allergy. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) is a big allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, etc...). Wheat allergy includes allergy to non-gluten parts or wheat. Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but does lead to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. Read more...
Celiac disease. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are the same disease, but gluten oe wheat allergy is ige mediated allergy. Read more...
Differs considerably. Consider wheat as a composite of many proteins all of could trigger a simple allergic response like hives. Intolerance is similar. The reaction clears when the protein trigger is gone. In celiac disease the body produces antibodies to various gluten proteins that mistakenly attack intestinal tissue & cause tissue damage. That tissue injury can continue as long as there are circulating antibodies. Read more...