Celiac Disease And Crohns Disease.
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Wandering if it's Celiac or Crohns disease? Was your doctor not sure about your diagnosis at some point if it's one or the other? Many, many Crohn's disease patients also have Celiac disease. If you have both; you are certainly not the only one with .

Many famous people are talking about Celiac and they are raving about how much better they are doing with gluten free diet. And a few very famous celebrities were misdiagnosed with Crohns disease before actually getting the right diagnosis: Celiac diagnosis.

Thankfully, most doctors are now able to test and diagnose Celiac correctly. But unfortunately not all of them, especially because of gluten sensitivity testing.

Gluten testing is very tricky. You need to find an experienced health care practitioner that knows what he's is doing when it comes to testing patients for gluten intolerance.

The experience of testing gluten sensitive people is indispensible. So if you decide to test yourself for gluten sensitivity, consider consulting with Functional Medicine practitioner.

What is Celiac disease?

Celiac is considered to be genetic and autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease is when your own cells can attack your own body by mistake. Celiac is defined as a disease that has an outside or possibly environmental rootcause. This condition is also called Sprue.

What causes Celiac disease? How do we come up with Celiac disease diagnosis?

Eating gluten containing products causes the autoimmune reaction in a Celiac patient. That causes damage to the small intestines. This damage will lead to chronic inflammation. And the inflammation leads to malabsorption symptoms celiac disease. Malabsorption creates more nutritional gaps for the body and requires an appropriate nutritional supplementation.

The statistics say that about one for every 133 people have Celiac, that’s huge. And mostly (about 85%of them) go undiagnosed.

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Celiac disease symptoms:

There are Celiac symptoms that are associated with malabsorption. Those can be:

  • lactose intolerance
  • weight loss
  • fluid retention
  • vitamin and mineral deficiency
  • anemia
  • muscle weakness
  • infertility
  • easy bruising
  • osteoporosis, etc.
That’s why it’s important to supplement with the elements that you are missing. And it's great when those natural supplements come in liquid form for best possible absorption.

More about Celiac Symptoms Here.

Tests for Celiac disease: one of the accurate tests available for Celiac would be the test for gluten sensitivity and gluten allergy called Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy Tests.

There are really great tests that I offer to my Functional medicine patients; they are simple to do at home saliva test kits.

Older tests for sprue may not be as accurate. I had my own experience with the old testing that showed that I was not gluten intolerant while I am pretty gluten sensitive..

Make sure your doctor uses up to date laboratory. Your doctor will perform other tests to confirm an autoimmune disorder like CBC, B12, Mg, Iron, Se, Stool fat, Albumin and Total Protein and other tests.

If you are interested in checking yourself for gluten sensitivity, please conact me via this contact form. I use state of the art laboratory for testing. I will send you home test kits and you can do these at the privacy of your own home and then send them out by mail. We will both get the results and I will discuss them with you.(Please be specific and indicate the reason for contact on the form below, and double check your email address)

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What's the same with Crohn's and Celiac disease?

Celiac disease, just like Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disorder. The autoimmune disease means that the immune system starts attacking its own cells thinking that they are “foreign substances”.

The body is often tired and the patient gets fatigued from all that “fighting”. In a confirmed case of Celiac (Sprue) the treatment plan is simple.

The treatment for Celiac disease is the DIET. 100% Gluten Free diet! And your life gets back on track very fast. In some cases it takes some time to get better, depends on the extent of the intestinal lining damage.

In the confirmed Crohn's disease case it is not as simple as just a diet change. Although plenty of Crohns sufferers improve a great deal on the gluten free diet, there is much more involved in Crohns.

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The keyword for Celiac disease and for Crohn's disease is “confirmed” diagnosis, or truly diagnosed patient. It’s not always simple to diagnose patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Crohns disease gets misdiagnosed with Ulcerative colitis, IBS and others. Celiac (Sprue) also gets misdiagnosed for others. Around 85 percent of patients with Celiac (Sprue) don't know they have it. We really need to start educating people on gluten intolerance.

On your next doctors visit, you can mention to your doctor about gluten sensitivity test if he/she has not done it yet. If the patient has increased gluten sensitivity, it is very possible that they have Celiac (Sprue).

Do you need to run and get tested, just in case?..

Well.. Do you have terrible cramps and diarrhea after eating wheat, barley, oat (still questionable) or rye containing food products?

Many of my patients with true Celiac(Sprue) often run to the bathroom with diarrhea about 15 minutes after having gluten containing food.

Patients with Celiac(Sprue) also have other health concerns, like a famous TV host mentioned that she could not get pregnant until her diet was changed.

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Diet for Celiac disease should be really just staying away from gluten. But many gluten free products available right now have loads of sugar. Be careful! Make sure that only healthy food like vegetables, fruits, unprocessed oils, lean proteins and raw nuts should be on your Celiac disease food list. For your own sake.

Celiac Disease Food List. It tells you what products are gluten free and what to look for.

Celiac Disease Diet: Grains Allowed On Gluten Free Diet For Celiac Patients:

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Bean Flours
  • Corn
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Potato
  • Nut Flours
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Soy, but it's not your top choice
  • Sorghum
  • Tapioca
  • Teff

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Patient with true, 100% gluten allergy will most likely indicate Celiac disorder. I have Crohns disease and show some gluten sensitivity. I do much better on the gluten free diet.

I have been trying to make a point about gluten sensitivity for years, but now since it was brought up by a famous show host and many celebrities maybe some patients will benefit from this gluten free awareness. Now we are even able to have gluten free options on the menus in some of the restaurants.

Whole wheat bread has less gluten than bleached white flour bread. Rye has less gluten than wheat. But that is not an option for Celiac patient though. They need 100% gluten free products.

The foods which don’t have gluten are: veggies, fruits, meats and dairy (but be careful with this one too because a lot of people have allergy to milk).

The grains that don’t have gluten are buckwheat, millet, brown rice and quinoa. They are good and delicious, just have to get used to them. Cook it for about 15 minutes so most of the nutrients are still there.

You will hear "Celiac" everywhere now. I am so thrilled that gluten free issue is much less of a problem today because all the members of my family have serious issues with gluten sensitivity.

We often have problems going out to the restaurants to eat. I hope more and more people become more involved with Celiac disease and gluten free awareness. Please be mindful of your gut. Try to pay attention to how your body reacts to different foods, especially to gluten containing foods..

I wish you all the best!

I hope your Celiac disease will stay in complete remission!

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