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Do You Really Need a Biopsy to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

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 Celiac disease is traditionally diagnosed with a positive biopsy of the small intestine. The biopsy will demonstrate damage to the intestine known as villous atrophy. Villi are small finger-like extensions of the lining of the intestine that are visible only under the microscope. People with celiac disease and other conditions will show a marked […]

Study: Celiac diagnoses rose during 2000s

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Although more doctors are now looking for celiac disease, it is understood by celiac experts that celiac disease is still underdiagnosed. This is primarily due to the wide variety of symptoms that people can suffer from if they have celiac disease. There are hundreds of different symptoms. Many celiacs do not even have digestive symptoms. […]

What Is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine. Common symptoms include loose stools, fatigue, weight loss and generally poor health. However, symptoms can vary widely and include constipation, weight gain, and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.   What Is Gluten?  
Gluten is a protein found in […]

What is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine. Common symptoms include loose stools, fatigue, weight loss and generally poor health. However, symptoms can vary widely and include constipation, weight gain, and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.   What Is Gluten? 
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, […]

Study Explores Connection Between Early Infections and Increased Risk for Celiac Disease

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This is an interesting study, but it’s not looking at the bigger picture. Celiac disease is not only a genetic issue, it’s a symptom of gluten sensitivity. The children (in this study) are more susceptible to having infections because they have a gluten sensitivity, not the other way around. If your immune system is busy […]

Questions about Celiac Disease

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What Is Celiac Disease?
 Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine.Common symptoms include loose stools, fatigue, weight loss and generally poor health. However, symptoms can vary widely and include constipation, weight gain, and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.   What Is Gluten? 
 Gluten is a […]

Unnecessary Celiac Study Ignores the Fact That Drugs Are Not the Answer

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Today I came across another example of a study on how to practice really bad medical care. First, tell people to eat something that is poisoning their body. Then ask them to take a drug to see if that helps. That is exactly what was done in this study on a new drug called larazotide. […]

What is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease is diagnosed by measuring damage to the small intestine, either by blood testing or, traditionally, with a biopsy of the small intestine. A positive biopsy means that the villi, or small finger-like extensions of the intestinal lining, have been damaged; this is known as villous atrophy. However, recent studies have shown blood testing […]