Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

What’s with all the talk about certain types of food causing “cross-reactivity?”

There is not yet reliable data about cross-reactivity. As for the alleged possibility that many gluten-free foods or drinks (such as coffee, milk, orange juice, etc.) would trigger symptoms in celiac individuals due to hidden antigens mimicking gluten or cross-reacting with anti-gluten antibodies, it must be clearly stated that this is all false information, devoid… Read more »

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Might gluten exposure prompt a visit to the emergency room?

If your reaction to exposure is quite violent, such that you’re risking dehydration, then a trip to the emergency room is warranted. Typically reactions to eating gluten are not severe enough to require such prompt intervention.

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