Categorized: Celiac Disease Associations

Do some with celiac disease also have lactose intolerance?

It’s possible to be intolerant to other substances as well as gluten, but intolerance for one does not necessarily cause or occur with the other more frequently. Many who have celiac disease are also lactose intolerant, but it often resolves after the gut has a chance to heal.

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How do you tell if you have fructose malabsorption?

Symptoms of fructose malabsorption include abdominal gas/bloating, cramping, and diarrhea. These symptoms are not unique to fructose malabsorption and may be found with malabsorption of other carbohydrates such as lactose. The diagnostic test is called a hydrogen breath test, similar to the one used to diagnose lactose malabsorption.

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Are hives associated with celiac disease?

Pressure hives (dermatographism) are a common occurrence and likely not related to celiac disease, but spontaneous hives may be. Discuss oral antihistamines with your medical professional as a possible treatment.

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