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Treatment of celiac disease

…though symptoms may regress. The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage the small intestine. This is true for anyone…

FAQ: If I understand correctly, there isn’t a gluten allergy because celiac is an autoimmune response, while gluten intolerance is a gastrointestinal response. For someone to have a gluten allergy they would have to be allergic to the proteins of glutenin and gliadin and have an allergic response. Is it even possible to have a true allergy to glutenin and gliadin? Obviously I am not an expert but from my research there isn’t a gluten allergy, it is a misused/inaccurate phrase that is used to describe gluten intolerance and non celiac gluten sensitivity.

…proteins). As for what we call “non celiac-gluten sensitivity”, there is evidence that gluten is the real culprit in only a small fraction of patients who report this condition. Other…

FAQ: My blood tests came back negative, but I’d only been eating gluten for about a month. I also had an endoscopic biopsy after three months of eating gluten where they found patchy infiltration with lymphocytes. My doctor doesn’t want to diagnose me with celiac disease because the blood tests were negative. Should I seek a second opinion?

If you had been gluten-free for a long time and only ate gluten for one month prior to your blood work then it may not have been accurate. In other…

FAQ: Some have suggested the term “gluten-related disorders” instead of “gluten intolerance” as an umbrella term for celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. What are your thoughts?

…implications of a specific mechanism for the adverse effects of gluten ingestion. That said, we also agree with the term “gluten-related disorders,” which is just as non-committing as “gluten intolerance.”…

Diagnosis of celiac disease

…child may have to eat gluten for 4 to 8 weeks (a gluten challenge) in order to have a biopsy as if that child has been eating gluten for several…