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Is bloody stool an effect of Celiac disease?

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My mother, and two brothers have it so I haven’t had gluten in a while. Today I ate french bread and this cake thing, oh my God this is scaring the crap out of me! It’s not my period. Oh what do I do????!!!!

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Answer by Clarissa
Yes, actually I read a study awhile back where they said that most people with celiac disease have blood in their stool even though most of it is occult blood (invisible to the naked eye) so most don’t know it. How much blood is it? If it’s just a small amount, don’t worry about it and just go back to eating gluten free. If it’s like gushing or anything you should see your doctor. If the rest of your family has celiac disease and you seem to be reacting to gluten you should stick with the gluten free. Look on the bright side: you won’t develop all the awful diseases associated with it like diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, nerve damage. You’re luckier than many other people!

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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Free Yourself From Gluten, Free Yourself From Celiac Disease

From the term itself, a gluten free diet means that it is a meal pattern that does not include any food that has gluten in it. Gluten in definition is a kind of amino acid contained in several foodstuff. Among the most common of them include barley, rye, triticale and wheat. Aside from the ones already mentioned, gluten can also be readily found in food additives that we include in a recipe of a certain dish. These additions are done for the purpose of serving as a stabilizing agent usually referred to as dextrin.

More and more people right now turn out to be allergic to gluten. That condition is coined as Celiac Disease or in simple terms, gluten intolerance. A doctor or specialist would suggest a form of treatment and expectedly, it would definitely include the modification of the day to day food intake of a person. It is considered as the sole effective cure for Celiac Disease.

Celiac Disease if oftentimes associated with dermatitis and allergy to wheat. Therefore, oats are absolutely a no no. Now that you have created awareness to this condition, it is best to evaluate yourself. If you notice that you are becoming lethargic lately, your height and weight is no longer proportional to your age and your muscles appear to be overpowered by layers and layers of thick fats then you should consider visiting your trusted medical professional and seek help. However, there is also a way you can help yourself. Cut off your intake of gluten rich food namely noodles, bread, pasta and grains. Also included are beans, peas, potatoes and sugar. The mentioned signs and symptoms can also be similar to other diseases like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol level in the blood. Which is why you should first consult a doctor beforehand. Afterwards, you can start refraining from those gluten rich food and see noticeable changes.

To fight the battle against Celiac Disease, it entails a person to be firm and disciplined. Stick to the gluten free diet as planned. You will see the huge difference it can make in your health and also your entire life.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - October 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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Can I eat tortilla chips if I have celiac disease?

Question by Toby4: Can I eat tortilla chips if I have celiac disease?
The kind at a mexican food restaurant?

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Answer by miss medic
Usually, however, some of them have started to use the FLOUR tortilla chips instead of the CORN tortilla chips. Usually you can ask, and they will know which they are before bringing them out to you.

I follow a gluten free diet, and I use tortilla chips from time to time as a starch for some meals. (I prefer the yellow corn ones myself as they are thicker and hold up better but, again, they should know if they are CORN or FLOUR chips, if you ask.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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Any good frozen dinners out there for someone who has celiac disease?

Question by newmommie: Any good frozen dinners out there for someone who has celiac disease?

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Answer by A. D.
Of course there are the Amy’s dinners at Ozark Natural Foods and some Harps. We like the Mexican dinners and some of their Indian meals. Recently I have found the Smart Ones frozen dinners at Harps and WalMart. I think that is the name. They are in red boxes and carry good ingredient labels. I always look for wheat on the allergens part which is printed in bold letters at the end of the list. I like their Santa Fe Rice and Beans and there is a chicken and rice meal that is good also. They have a number of meals that do have wheat so you have to check.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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