Keyword: non-celiac gluten sensitivity

How do you know non-celiac gluten sensitivity exists?

We don’t. Some studies have shown that some people who do not have celiac disease do get sick when eating gluten and get better when not eating it. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that when one removes gluten one also removes large amounts of FODMAP (Fructose, Olygosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols)-containing foods that… Read more »

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What exactly is a biomarker, and why is it so essential?

The definition of a biomarker (or biological marker) is a biological substance produced by an organism in response to a disease state, that can be detected by any laboratory or imaging technique thus allowing an assessment of the disease presence and/or progression. As an example, the detection of antibodies against the enzyme tissue transglutaminase (the… Read more »

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How do you get a doctor to perform a biopsy when the blood test is negative?

Guidelines may or may not be followed; it all depends on the physician’s judgment in each individual case. Most doctors won’t do a biopsy with a negative test because the test is about 98% accurate. However, by definition, 2% of those with celiac disease do have a negative test, so experienced physicians must handle each… Read more »

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