Gluten allergy vs gluten sensitivity

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Avatar f tn So, in my case, the correct terminology as of yet is gluten intolerance. In your case, since you are testing positive for an allergy to gluten, then gluten sensitivity is certainly the correct terminology.
Avatar n tn Celiac sprue is an autoimmune disease and the intolerance to gluten is not the same as an allergy or sensitivity. A lot of people with celiac can also have a sensitivity or develop one, but one does not discount the other. Sorry.
Avatar f tn My mother has chronic diarrhea and headache problem since 2005 which seems celiac disease. Through net I have surfed she might be also having gluten sensitivity and we have conducted food allergy panel test for ascertaining gluten allergy but test is negative for wheat but positive for peanut and sesame. Now I realized that wheat allergy is different from gluten allergy and have wasted money in allergy panel test.
634941 tn?1222839802 // gives all the details of gluten sensitivity. gives all possible available gluten free diets. However a word of caution; Please see a physician for his problems. He could also be suffering from Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis or any other form of irritable bowel disease. The symptoms of all these match with that your boyfriend. Please refer http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar f tn ©2010 American Academy of Neurology “Gluten sensitivity is a systemic autoimmune (allergic) disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Neurologic dysfunction can be the presenting feature even in the absence of an enteropathy (gastrointestinal disease and symptoms) .
1812479 tn?1316868350 I also have hashi and I do not eat gluten normally. I have found that I do have a sensitivity to it and feel much better when I don't eat it. That isn't the case for everyone though. You have to test it for yourself. You have to go about 3 weeks without gluten to get it completely out of your system. If you stick to whole foods it is much easier. Most packaged foods have some form of gluten in them.
Avatar m tn Okay thanks a lot, i got a few more questions. I have read that oats don't have gluten is this true, or will they affect people who are gluten intolerant? Im pretty sure they do affect me. Also, is dizziness upon standing a symptom of gluten intolerance, wheat allergy , or oat allergy?
Avatar m tn Yes, it can and does happen. An example is the 'sudden' development of gluten intolerance - either a sensitivity (allergy) or out-right celiac disease - in adults. No one knows exactly why it happens, but autoimmunity can suddenly 'turn on' and make a person quite uncomfortable. Some of the bigger food problems seem to occur to gluten (wheat, rye and barley), dairy (the protein portion - casein - not the milk sugar - lactose), eggs and soy.
Avatar n tn I mention gluten, because many with wheat allergy or sensitivity are also allergic or sensitive to other grains that contain this protein called gluten. Gluten is the sticky protein that gives bread dough its elasticity. Many people don't test positive for wheat or gluten allergy in the allergist's office but will still have a bad reaction. This is what is referred to as food sensitivity. The substance must still be avoided to keep from being sick or miserable all the time.
Avatar m tn One more angle to look at this IF blood tests are negative for celiac and its thought that you just have gluten sensitivity and NOT actual celiac. You might need to look one step further as in the reason for gluten sensitivity. "Gluten sensitivity" has been a buzz word for about 10 years now while part of the problem that did not get much exposure is about to. Many people that have issues with gluten really have some kind of digestive yeast infection or "candida".
Avatar m tn for a wheat allergy yes, gluten intolerance isnt an allergy so skin test wont work, anyway i can differ between these 2 from symptoms?
Avatar n tn My brother was just diagnosed with celiac disease, had endoscopy, blood comp panel was positive too. I too had developed some symptoms, diarrhea, upset stomach...went to a doctor...said I should go on an elimination diet, no gluten, milk, dairy, sugar, caffein, etc. At this visit, she also ordered a blood test for the celiac disease panel. So, I went on the gluten free diet, 12 days later went for the blood work.
Avatar f tn a sensitivity to gluten. If you feel better after removing gluten from your diet, then perhaps you are just intolerant. Of course, celiac must be ruled out first. Wheat allergy presents like any other's usually swift and definitive. With any intolerance or allergy, the AMOUNT of the substance you are allergic to is a significant factor in the reaction. How much gluten (not even sure there is gluten in Synthroid) is there in that little, teeny pill?
Avatar f tn wheat, sea food, coloring agents, preservatives in food, gluten, lactose, etc can cause food allergy. There are various tests designed to test for food allergy. You need to take those tests. Make a complete list of things that cause allergies and avoid them. Avoid buying and consuming things like tinned and processed food that have those ingredients—check all labels before buying. Your symptoms could also be due to IBS. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar f tn I have some labs but it looks like I do NOT have celiac, but just an allergy to gluten. Is there a difference between a gluten allergy and Celiac disease? I know the labs are long, but I would really appreciate any input.
774736 tn?1311331385 net, it is more accurate to say gluten intolerance and not gluten sensitivity, unless you have tested positive for a definite allergy to gluten. So, you can have gluten intolerance minus the gluten sensitivity. But, if you have definite gluten sensitivity, you already have gluten intolerance. Go to YouTube, then type in and you will find their free video. Look for the one that has a flow chart in the preview and says Glutenology in the address under the preview.
Avatar m tn s the amount of gluten that matters rather than whether it has any at all. For others it is a wheat allergy rather than a gluten allergy, so the people can still have barley, rye and oats. For me, it's the gluten itself.) So, I would encourage you to get to a naturopath for proper guidance on an elimination diet and try that as well.
Avatar f tn It also defines the difference between Celiac, gluten sensitivity (in this case, allergy), and gluten intolerance. It defines gluten intolerance as the culprit in all sorts of chronic ailments. And, this makes sense. The modern wheat grown today is vastly different from what our grandparents and great-grandparents knew when they were kids. It is dwarfed in height and the amount of the gliadin gluten is actually much higher than the native wheat that our forefathers knew.
352798 tn?1399298154 I had a couple of physicians tell me that I have an intolerance to gluten (due to autoimmunity issues), but I don't have Celiac disease or an allergy to gluten. Now that I'm being treated for this autoimmune disease, I notice that my intolerance to gluten has completely disappeared ! Before then, I would be ill for 2 weeks after eating anything with gluten in it.
Avatar f tn Celiac disease can be diagnosed at any age. It is an allergy to gluten. Unfortunately for us with GP, almost all the symptoms are one in the same. Even more so for me as I also have Multiple Sclerosis. I also have IBS and Ehlers- Danlos. Fun times. There are blood tests for celiac but false positives and false negatives are not uncommon. From my understanding, the small upper intestinal biopsy is the only true tell and that is done endoscopy. I am going through that in a couple weeks.
Avatar m tn Is this celiac disease or wheat/gluten allergy? now I have nausea every day after antibiotics and GERD and my whole upper chest feels sore when I drink cold liquids. I take canasa suppositories and probiotics, pills/yogurt helps a lot like from GNC the $10 bottle. I still wheeze when I exhale from asthma. I had a colonoscopy/flex sig done recently and the biopsies were negative. I read though there is a ulcerative colitis which isn't diagnosed by biopsies? thanks!
Avatar f tn I just found out about gluten ataxia on the living without site. I had allergy testing finally done with a skin test about a year and a half ago after many many years of being sick (at least 24 years) It came up with wheat and barley allergy. I was told to do GF for 3 weeks and see if any differentce. There was an amazing difference!! Changed a lot of things however still had fogginess.