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Is it possible to have celiac disease when the only symptom is weight gain?

Question by megan t: Is it possible to have celiac disease when the only symptom is weight gain?
I’ve been gaining weight rather inexplicably lately despite a clean diet and daily excercise and I’ve been beginning to suspect that it’s due to some sort of gluten intolerance/sensitivity. The thing is that I’m having no other issues or symptoms, so I was wondering if this type of thing could manifest in weight gain alone.

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Answer by izzy
Unlikely, the only so-called weight gain with gluten intolerance is bloating/
“Symptoms of gluten sensitivity may include bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, or diarrhea; or it may present with a variety of extraintestinal symptoms including headaches and migraines, lethargy and tiredness, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity, muscular disturbances as well as bone and joint pain.”

Try eating a few less calories, cutting out all added salt and eating more fibre.

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Posted by GlutenFree - December 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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Is it possible to DEVELOP celiac disease? If so, how likely or often does this development occur?

Question by Jibbs: Is it possible to DEVELOP celiac disease? If so, how likely or often does this development occur?
Because when I was 16, I had a test that said I was negative for celiac disease. But now I’m 20 and have the bloating and diarhea symptoms and I’ve had them excessively for around eight months now. So is this possible and if so how possible? any help would be appreciated, good day

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Answer by Anama
Hi, celiac is a genetic based autoimmune disease, so yes, you can develop it at any time in your life. The way this works is that if you have the genetic makeup to have the potential to get celiac, then you can develop it at any time. I lived my whole childhood without it. The doctors think that the birth of my child was what triggered my celiac.
Since you are having symptoms, please go get retested. If you have a first or second degree relative with celiac (parent, sibling, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) you should really be getting tested every 2-3 years if asymptomatic, immediately with symptoms.

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Posted by GlutenFree - November 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

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Is it possible for someone to have Celiac’s disease but not have any digestive problems?

Question by Sarah Jane: Is it possible for someone to have Celiac’s disease but not have any digestive problems?

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Answer by Carly
Definitely. I have Celiac and my only symptom at the time I was diagnosed was that I had started to break out in hives whenever I ate something with gluten. My dad has Celiac and because it’s a genetic disease (although I’ve heard of it being triggered in people with no family history of it) that’s where I started. If you go to celiaccentral.org you can find a list of symptoms, many of which have nothing to do with digestion. Celiac.com is also a good website for information. Some things I had written off as entirely different problems (eczema, tingling sensations in my back, etc.) are actually symptoms of Celiac and stopped once I got on the gluten-free diet.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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Is it possible to still have celiac disease if you have tested negative for a gluten allergy?

Question by rona: Is it possible to still have celiac disease if you have tested negative for a gluten allergy?
A month ago I had a RAST blood test done for the following allergens: wheat and gluten. My results came back as slightly intolerant to wheat and negative for gluten. What I’m wondering is if this mean I’m in the clear or would I need a different test to make sure? I’d ask the allergy clinic about it but it’s a small office and the doctor is always really busy. —- Also, I read somewhere that if someone is intolerant to something, they can eventually re-introduce it back into their system after a substantial amount of time.. is this true and if it is, about how long should it be? —- Thanks 🙂
If I should be tested in a different manner who should I make an appointment with? An allergy clinic? or would I need to see a certain specialist for that?

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Answer by cyanne2ak
Yes, because celiac’s is NOT a gluten ALLERGY at all. It’s a Gluten Intolerance, and the two are different things. They have similar symptoms, but are infact very different. I am gluten intolerant, but do not have celiac’s disease, nor do I have a wheat allergy.

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Posted by GlutenFree - June 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

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Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?

Question by blue skies: Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?
I don’t have celiac disease because I was tested, however, I do have acne/seb derm and feel that this could be due to an allergy to gluten. Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?

Is it possible also, to grow up and develop an allergy to gluten even though at a younger age, you weren’t allergic?

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Answer by Zoe C
Yes, it is possible to not have celiac and still be allergic to gluten. Celiac disease is technically an intolerance, not an allergy. The symptoms may be similiar, but the way the body responds is different. With celiac disease, the body is unable to process and digest gluten but a person with a gluten allergy has a reaction when gluten is digested.

Your doctor will be able to explain this in more detail and administer tests to determine whether you have a gluten allergy.

I cannot answer whether you can grow into a gluten allergy, but as a person with Celiac Disease, I can attest that yes, it is possible to grow into Celiac Disease. My mother was diagnosed when I was 10 and since I was 15, have gradually grown into the disease.
Symptoms (typically resulting in intestinal damage) become more severe the longer you have the disease without knowing, so your best option may be to adhere to a gluten free diet, whether you are allergic or not.

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Posted by GlutenFree - September 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

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New gluten free rice krispies!

Do you love those cereals made with whole-grain brown rice? Right you are, its the Kellogg’s rice krispies, but wait there is a new rice krispy today, its Gluten-free! For everyone who loves rice krispies, watch this video and be thrilled of how she found today in the grocery store new gluten free rice krispies.

It was an exciting discovery because now it is possible to make gluten free rice krispy treats! People can now enjoy more with the new gluten free rice krispy treats and eventually be waiting for more products that will come out that are gluten free.

Enjoy! and meet the new product of kellogg’s, The gluten-free rice krispies!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

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