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Celiac Disease Symptoms

You feel a little odd lately. You think that there is something that sets you off your usual pace. You decide to visit the doctor just to see what’s up. There you are examined along with a holistic assessment of your entire being. Minutes later, you come out of the doctors room with a newly diagnosed condition called Celiac Disease. You feel like you have just been bombarded with lots of things. You are dumbfounded about what to do and where to start. So here are some basic tips in order to survive a life where you have to live with Celiac Disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - May 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

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Learning About Celiac Disease

Diseases are difficult to break. They are stone hard and can thrive in extreme conditions of the climate. It would take a lot of effort to smash it into tiny little pieces. What the previous sentences are trying to say is that understanding a disease in not some walk in the park. Curing it would also take a wild chase. Celiac Disease is actually one where the treatment is not rocket science.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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Celiac Disease in 5 minutes

More and more people right now turn out to be allergic to gluten. That condition is coined as Celiac Disease or a person could have a mere gluten intolerance. A doctor or specialist would suggest a form of treatment and as expected, 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.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Autism Linked To Gluten Consumption

The cause of autism is still yet to be known, as well as other related behavioral disorders.  However, something useful has been identified by a new study published in the open-access journal PLoS One.

Scientists from Columbia University in New York learned that wheat, and specifically wheat gluten, triggers a certain immune response in autistic children, and particularly people with gastrointestinal problems. This then creates myriads of symptoms commonly linked to autism.

After comparing the effects of gluten consumption in children with autism both with and without gastrointestinal problems to their unaffected siblings and age-matched healthy controls, the team learned that the autistic children had remarkable higher levels of the IgG antibody, which is known to target a gluten protein called gliadin. And in accordancewith the way this antibody functions, many think that high levels of it can also interrupt the  proper neurological function.

“It has been theorized that when the immune system forms antibodies against gliadin, these antibodies cross react with self-structures within the nervous system,” writes Sayer Ji for GreenMedInfo.com about the process. “Known as molecular mimicry, this breakdown of immunological self-tolerance can contribute to a wide range of neurological problems including neuropathy, ataxia, seizures, and neurobehavioral changes including mania, schizophrenia and autism.”

“Anti-gliadin antibodies are therefore a possible cause of autoimmune neurological damage,” he adds. Simply put, a lot of the symptoms shown by those who are diagnosed with autism can be cause by an antibody response brought about by being exposed to wheat gluten. Regardless of whether or not the blood markers of actual Celiac disease can be found, wheat gluten seems to greatly raise levels of this anti-gliadin antibody.

“A subset of children with autism displays increased immune reactivity to gluten, the mechanism of which appears to be distinct from that in Celiac disease,” wrote the authors in their conclusion. “The increased anti-gliadin antibody response and its association with GI symptoms points to a potential mechanism involving immunologic and/or intestinal permeability abnormalities in affected children.”

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - November 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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Mistaking Candida For Celiac Disease

Everyone has Candida in them. The human body is its natural habitat, and mostly they are harbored in the small intestine as well as the mucous membranes. It’s not originally harmful. However, problems arise when their number becomes overwhelming. The condition of system-wide Candida symptoms is called Candida dysbiosis.

The symptoms of candida dysbiosis include fatigue, headaches, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, and memory loss, among many others. Moreover, another condition to take into consideration is celiac disease, given that it has a lot of the same indications. Could your candida actually be celiac disease instead?

First, let’s take into consideration the causes. Celiac disease is defined as an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel which is brought about by an abnormal reaction to gluten, which is a protein that can be found in wheat, and other related grains. Candida could surface through taking hormones or antibiotics, or it could be caused by alcohol, stress, or a poor diet. The causes for Candida and celiac disease are totally different, just so you know.

Celiac disease and candida have the following symptoms in common: gas, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, weakness, headaches, general flu-like achiness, joint pains, chronic sinus problems, irritability, abdominal pain, and constipation.

More to these, the following symptoms are actually commonplace in candida but not in celiac disease: dizziness, cold sweats, sore throat, low-grade fever, chronic athlete’s foot, as well as heart pains.

If you think you have celiac disease, it is crucial to get proper diagnosis as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the condition is usually misdiagnosed. A lot of its symptoms suggest not only candida but irritable bowel syndrome and several other ailments, as well. In order to accurately diagnose celiac disease, a blood test will be called for. Other tests, like endoscopy, could also be required.

Always remember that you should not stop eating gluten products on your own before getting tested. Doing so could lessen the symptoms, but at the same time make it harder to detect the disease once you do get tested. Instead, go ahead with your usual diet until your doctor gives a confirmation that you indeed have celiac disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - November 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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Things to Know About Gluten Allergies and Celiac

Gluten is abundant in cereal, pasta, bread and other grain-based foods. Gluten’s primary function is binding foods and other stuff namely pharmaceutical items and hydrogenated plant or vegetable protein, among many others.

Celiac disease’s signs and symptoms can resembles those of gluten allergies. However, you should know that Celiac disease is way more complicated than a simple allergy.

Celiac disease is defined as an autoimmune reaction that can incur great damage to the intestines in the event you ingest gluten. It is found to be genetic. The disease affects 1 in 100 persons within the United States and around 97% of people remain undiagnosed.

Symptoms of gluten allergy may differ from person to person, however, they share the usual ones like abdominal cramps, pains, flatulence and diarrhea.

In infants and young children, you may observe the complications after weaning. You can prevent further complications if you are able to notice such warning signs and act upon it as soon as possible.

People suffering from celiac conditions could get medical treatment, but the best way to go about it is by just quitting gluten cold turkey.

Gluten allergic reactions in this day and age are four times more documented compared to the 50’s decade. However, there are still people who suffer from gluten allergies but don’t have any idea about their condition. These people are those that have the mild cases.

Persistent indicators such as abdominal bloating, swelling, cramps or pains after eating wheat or gluten based products show that you might actually have wheat/gluten allergy. For those who may suspect of any food intolerance, go visit your doctor for medical help.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - September 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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The Skinny On Gluten Free

If you have been advised by your doctor to go gluten free, chances are  you do not know exactly what types of foods you should have and why. What is gluten? Why must one be forbidden to having what he or she normally has and how will this type of diet help you with your health condition? On top of it all, what types of gluten free products are available in the market and where can you buy them? This article will enlighten you about gluten.

Gluten refers to a kind of protein found mostly in grains like wheat, rye and barley. When is it contraindicated, you may ask. Diet free from gluten is suggested for people suffering from a health condition called Celiac (also called Coeliac) disease. This may not be rare, but this condition, medically known as gluten sensitive enteropathy is usually ignored or not detected until very late. A series of blood tests could be called for to detect gluten sensitivity.

This is a condition that affects the small intestine and cuts back the absorptive ability of the digestive system, to the extent that the nutrient value from foods never gets a chance to get absorbed. When this disease comes about, the only remedy recommended is a gluten-free diet. A lot of individuals suffer from this condition which stays for eternity, while others could develop this during a later stage in life and alter their eating habits.

At first, it may seem to be a scary idea to live life with no gluten in it, but there is a huge variety of foods you can buy in the market which is free from gluten, which makes your diet regime appear to be absolutely normal.

This type of diet is not only used for the treatment of Celiac disease, but has become commonplace with people who are looking to lose weight. Not only the regular slimming enthusiasts, even athletes are now going for foods that are gluten-free. This in essence means that these individuals have foods like pasta and bread which does not have gluten.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 31, 2013 at 8:52 am

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Celiac Disease ~ Symptoms & Treatment ~ Health & Wellness Tip

Celiac Disease ~ Symptoms & Treatment ~ Health & Wellness Tip

Information and awareness about Celiac Disease might be spreading by the second but there are still tons of people who don’t know jack.

Spare a few minutes of your precious time and watch this video and maybe get some idea what it’s all about. Go over the blog articles for more detailed information.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

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Resources For Gluten-Free Recipes

You can come across the best gluten-free recipes just by browsing the Internet. There is an array of websites that offer these recipes. Gluten is the protein that one can find in wheat, barley or rye, and other related grains. When a gluten intolerant person ingests even a little of this protein, it can cause massive irritation. So many people are allergic to gluten. Truth be told, the disease called Celiac that is linked to this protein is becoming rampant. That is the main reason why recipe software and cookbooks that are about gluten-free foods are becoming more and more popular.

Many websites offer myriads of delicious gluten-free recipes. They are sure to have healthy ingredients, as well. A basic registration can give you access to the recipes offered in a specific website. You can actually comment and even share your own recipes. If you’re looking for recipes you can use for small parties, then look no further. It could be desserts or meals or staple diets like gluten-free pancakes, you may find them in such websites. Be warned thought that occasionally, to improve the taste of certain food or to put in more flavor, wheat may be used, and you want to stay away from those.

“Modified food starch” or “Hydrogenated starch” are wheat products, so to speak. More and more sports associations were able to create their own gluten-free diets and recipes. You can also find other foundations that give you = e-books or magazines at good pricing on a monthly basis. Needless to say, they have different information that has something to do with gluten-free diet and its significance.

May personal blogs can also be found with their gluten-free recipes. You can come across forums, discussions of health-care problems and the remedies. It can be a helping tool against Celiac disease. These recipes have other beneficial ingredients like sesame seeds, coconut, and yams, among others. Chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour could be a substitute wheat flour in the food that you have.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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What are my chances of passing Celiac Disease down to my children?

Question by Mable: What are my chances of passing Celiac Disease down to my children?
My Mother has it and so do I. My brother does not.

What are the chances of me passing it down to my children?

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Answer by Shauna

About 1/3 of ALL people have genes that can make it possible for them to develop Celiac Disease. So the chances of your children getting these genes is even higher, with you as a parent. The chances that your brother has these genes is also pretty good, actually. Doctors don’t know why the disease triggers, so that makes it difficult to determine how likely it is that your children may develop the disease. But, here’s the risks as they are known.

1. Celiac Disease is triggering more frequently in the population and is on the rise. A recent study done with modern tests, but on thousands of frozen, 50 year old blood samples, has shown that in the last 50 years, the number of people with the disease active has quadrupled. So, that increases the odds that your children may have this disease trigger. We just don’t know WHY the increase is happening. Perhaps by the time you have little ones, they will have figured it out and can combat the issue.

2. Of people who are 1 degree separated from a diagnosed celiac (parent, sibling, or child), 1 in 22 develop Celiac Disease at some point in their life.

So…good odds on passing it down and having it trigger, I’m afraid.

What is usually recommended by experts is to be tested for CD every few years – and that includes your brother, not just your children. The test only looks at damage caused by the active disease, and as it can trigger at any time, without symptoms but causing damage, anyone who has a close relative with the disease should be tested every 5 years, at least. Every 2 years, if they are young or going through puberty, as it can seriously impact growth. And before getting pregnant, if they are female (it can cause miscarriage when the baby gets big enough to suffer from not getting enough nutrients, so really important).

And sadly, even specialists who diagnose celiac disease are not usually experts in it. They don’t often recommend the family testing like they should. :-(

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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