Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Not directly, but... People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily.

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Is wheat sensitivity the same thing as celiac disease?

Not exactly. Celiac disease is an immune mediated IgA adverse reaction to gluten (a protein in many grains including wheat) typically leading to GI symptoms. Wheat allergy is an IgE mediated reaction reaction that can be very severe leading to anaphylaxis that can include GI symptoms. An allergist and GI specialist can assist patients who have suspicion for celiac disease and/or adverse reactions to wheat. Read more...

How is celiac disease gluten sensitivity inherited?

Genetics celiac. This is a complex answer best answered by an expert. Go to http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1046/1/understanding-the-genetics-of-gluten-sensitivity-by-dr-scot-lewey/page1.Html. Read more...

How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

1 in 3,000. But still more people are allergic to wheat, which is a different problem with a similar treatment: avoid it! fyi the only other grains with they type of gluten to avoid in celiac sprue are rye and barley. Read more...

Whats the difference between having celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

7. Gluten sensitivity is from celiac disease most commonly which is a genetic disease. One can have allergies to individual foods otherwise like wheats etc but not have celiac disease. Read more...
Effect on the body. You can be intolerant or react to gluten containing products with cramping, diarrhea, hives , etc. If this occurs and your blood test and or intestinal biopsy are positive for tissue damage markers, anti-intestinal antibodies you have celiac. A negative set of blood tests/biopsy suggest just intolerance. Both issues are complex and the rational approach to management is the same, avoid gluten. Read more...

Can I tell me how I can find out if I have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity?

Get tested. Celiac disease would trigger tissue transaminases that can be found on blood tests. If you have your primary doc order a celiac panel, it can see if there is evidence of these markers. If worrisome, a workup and biopsy though a gastroenterologist can confirm it. You must be consuming gluten for the testing to be accurate. The equivalent to a slice of bread daily for 3 wks is enough. Read more...

What is the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? Or, are they the same?

Effect on the body. You can be intolerant or react to gluten containing products with cramping, diarrhea, hives , etc. If this occurs and your blood test and or intestinal biopsy are positive for tissue damage markers, anti-intestinal antibodies you have celiac. A negative set of blood tests/biopsy suggest just intolerance. Both issues are complex and the rational approach to management is the same, avoid gluten. Read more...

If I was tested for celiac disease when I had an EGD does that mean I have zero problems with gluten? Or could I still have a sensitivity?

Celiac disease. If you had negative biopsies on recent EGD then you do not have celiac disease. That being said many people without gluten intolerance still feel better on a gluten-free diet, usually because they are eating healthier. If this is your case then I would recommend continued avoidance of gluten products as they are not an essential part of your diet. Read more...
Depends. I agree with Greiwe. However if the biopsies were done while you were strictly avoiding gluten for a length of time then your biopsy would appear normal. Read more...
Complex issue. You can have evidence of a gluten intolerance (increased transglutaminase IgA and gliadin-transglutaminase Complex IgA) picked up on by specialized labs.This abnormality can be found in the absence of a positive biopsy for celiac which is more reflective of the severity of the problem.Although living gluten free can be hard, for many it is worth the effort. Read more...

Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Easy to get confused. Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease--diagnosed by small bowel biopsy or serology) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), gluten intolerants do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. About 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Read more...

How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

Autoimmune. Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the lining of the intestines and affect the absorption of food. Celiac can also lead to other autoimmune diseases. Read more...