Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

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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How should someone with celiac disease treat diarrhea?

Treat diarrhea just like anyone who does not have celiac disease: drink plenty of fluids and seek medical care if the diarrhea causes any additional problems, such as dehydration, dizziness, high fever, bloody stools, etc., or does not stop within a few days.

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Is tapioca bad for someone with celiac disease?

Tapioca is a refined starch, and is used in many gluten-free products. Eating too much of any food is not suggested as part of a balanced diet. Thus, consuming too many products made from tapioca starch or made from other refined carbohydrates is not recommended. Rather, incorporating whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, amaranth,… Read more »

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