Tag Archives: celiac disease

More on Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The diagram to the right was recently published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  The authors of the paper do an excellent job of illustrating the connection between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). An article published last year in the same journal reported on the need to perform HLA-DQ genetic […]

Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism

Gluten-restricted diets have become increasingly popular among parents seeking treatment for children diagnosed with autism. Some of the reported response to celiac diets in children with autism may be related to amelioration of nutritional deficiency resulting from undiagnosed gluten sensitivity and consequent malabsorption. A case is presented of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with severe autism […]

Neurological Disease Common in Patients with Celiac Disease

A recent study found a high incidence of neurological problems in patients previously diagnosed with celiac disease The study found that the following secondary neurological symptoms developed in patients even though they were on an FDA defined gluten free diet. Migraine (28%) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (20%) Vestibular dysfunction (8%) Seizures (6%) Myelitis (3%) Depression, personality […]

What is Gluten Sensitivity-Intolerance?

Celiac Disease is not the same thing as Gluten sensitivity Contrary to popular belief, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are not the same thing.  Unfortunately, most doctors aren’t up to speed on this very important topic.  Standard procedure in a medical office is to test for serum antibodies to gliadin (the gluten found in wheat), […]

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