Celiac disease

What is Celiac disease?

Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.

Questions and answers on "Celiac disease"

I have sore joints in my hands and wrists, I'm tired all the time and my muscles are weak I've had bloods done and ex ray on my hands but nothing ita affecting my job I walk everywhere and exercise so I can't understand why I also have coeliac disease

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It is safe to take one tablet of cyclobenzaprine. It is a muscle relaxant with antidepressant effect which may help in pain relieve.

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Hello. I've been hypothyroid for about 15 years and, in the last 10 years, have developed cold-induced urticaria, which seems to be worsening. I've been reading that these may be related to celiac disease and gluten intolerance. If that's the case, how long would it take to get relief from the urticaria after beginning a gluten-free diet and should I expect to see improvement in my thyroid function? thannks.

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Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Cold urtricaria and celiac disease have been linked as per recent cases that have been reported not very long ago. The two diseases both have a immunological basis and hence the association among them. Sometimes its been noted that long standing urtricaria is often...

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Thank you, doctor. My husband exhibits many signs of celiac disease, but after many doctors and current iron infusions, he still doesn't have relief. In fact, he seems to be getting weaker and more fatigued. I am looking for questions that he can ask his doctor in order to guide them toward celiac disease since his diet is mainly pasta, bread and cookies (against my will. He's Italian, fyi) Where can I find something that will help him at his next doctor's appt?

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Detailed below.

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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

His symptoms can indicate celiac disease indeed. For sure he needs to have it ruled out. To do that, tTGA antibodies should be checked.
But there are also some more serious conditions which can cause such symptoms. At...

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Celiac disease, any progress on treatments aside from diet restrictions?

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New primising therapy...

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Hi and thank you for asking!

There are a lot of studies regarding the treatment of celiac disease. The new therapies like ALV003, BL-7010, Larazotide Acetate,Nexvax2 vaccine are still in study phases but with a high expectations effects on...

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My Mom has celiac disease and apparently it can run in the family, her Dad has it and so does my Mom's aunty - I've been tested before but it came back as me not having the illness but as I have gotten older I feel that I have become more like my Mom and getting some symptoms, is it possible that celiac disease can develop over time or should I over look this and not get retested?

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For sure celiac disease occurs in people of all ages who are genetically predisposed to having the disease. In celiac disease, the body produces antibodies against a give protein called gluten that resembles some cells of the body. thus, these antibodies...

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Hi i am 19 female i have bulimia nervosa , so in order to start treatment I had to have full bloods and test done , I had blood test results which said I have celiac disease would this be cause by the Anorexia and bulimia . I also was told I have lymphocytosis what does this mean I didn't understand

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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in XXXXXXX I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Celiac disease do not lead to anorexia and bulimia or vice versa. It is just a coincidence.

Lymphocytosis is increased in lymphocytes which are cells which play a...

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Hi. I have been dealing with celiac disease for approximately 20 yrs. I would like to know if there are doctors I could see that is well versed with this disease. I deal daily with anxiety and depression and do take meds for same. Also have visited psychiatrists, behavorial th., psychologists and the list goes on yet my family doc doesn't feel celiac has anything to do with it.

Would love to hear your opinion as I struggle daily with both anxiety and depression.

G. Larsen
Wig. Mb Canada

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

I understand that you are doing well on treatment for anxiety, depression and celiac disease and would like to know if your family doctor is right when he says that celiac disease has nothing to do with the psychiatric symptoms.

As far as my knowledge goes, there...

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hi im 50 years old and have coeliac disease i weigh 38 kilo im suffering very bad menopause, hot flushes during the day but even worse the night sweats that wake me up 3 times a night and are not allowing me to put on weight, please help me i feel like im going crazy

doctor1 MD

You are getting symptoms due to stoppage of menstrual cycle. In my opinion your symptoms are not related to Celiac disease. If any patient will come to my clinic with complaint like this, I will prescribe ethinyl estradiol and progesterone. I will suggest you to get prescribed these medicines...

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hi i have just been told i have coeliac disease and all last week i had diarrhoea i have been told to carry on eating as normal as i have go to go and have a biopsy but now i have not been to the tiolet for a week now is this ok or should i go back to see my gp

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Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear lack of weak bowel movements may be due to low fiber diet or decreased physician activity or drugs like codeine etc..

Take high fibre diet and regular exercise, yoga,meditation and drink plenty of water and liquid diet, avoid smoking and alcohol.

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Recent questions on  Celiac disease

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I recently had a colonoscopy and a endoscopy done, the colon is fine, but the dr found that in my biospy of my stomach red patches through out my stomach. He says that he hasnt seen this very often and doesnt know what it is or what its caused from. Now I have to go through small bowel capsule endoscopy to see if its threw out my small intestine . I have celiac sprue also for 8 years now and have lost alot of weight recently and also have diahreaa every day. I also have craping in pain in the middle of my belly along with bloating and nausea. Im worried that he does not know what this is, and have not been able to find anything on the internet about red patches. I seen the pictures and they are not ulcers, they are not bleeding the are really small and there is alot of them. any Idea of what this could be/

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my daughter is 14 years old and she is very thin. She can eats alot when she is hungry. But she has infrequent bowel movement , sometimes like 2 to 3 days. So i try to give her fruit juice and she also likes to take a lot of vegetables but i don t see any improvement . And what i suspect is she might be having a celiac disease . What do you think doc ?

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Hi, I have coeliac disease and have been adhering to a gluten free diet for about a year now since I was diagnosed. I ve always had a problem with fatigue and had attributed it to the coeliac disease; however, now that I m on a gluten free diet I had thought that might alleviate it - it hasn t. I can sleep anywhere from 5 to 15 hours a night and always have the same lethargy, despite trying different sleeping patterns, drowning myself in coffee, having B12 injections , and doing awake things like getting out and about. Is there anything you could recommend to make me less sleepy all the time?

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I have Epilepsy and Celiac Disease and it is very difficult to find gluten-free drugs that are generic (because of my co-pay/generic) that don t have gluten in them and when I do some places say that their distributing warehouse says it is N/A. What should I do, I have been calling around to pharmacies and finding out where they get certain drugs for my Epilepsy within a 30 to 40 mile around with not to good a results. What should I do ? I have tried YYYY@YYYY to them to get a certain drug in but yet no results.

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What would be the cost for the answer to this question. Getting an oily discharge with my stool. Also gas pains. I'm a male 67 years old.

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doctor1 MD

Hi...I have had diarrhrea for months and constant mucous in my throat so I have to clear my throat often.

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