- Q What is celiac disease?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyCeliac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents your intestine from absorbing nutrients properly. That’s because people with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein commonly found in wheat and other grains such as rye and barley.... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe symptoms can be hard to pinpoint, but the most common general complaints are abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diarrhea. Sometimes people with Celiac disease have no abdominal symptoms at all, and instead present with complains that include... Full Answer
- Q How common is celiac disease?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineCeliac disease is a politically unbiased autoimmune disease. Seems both Chelsea Clinton and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have it and can't stomach the same things. (Foods that contain gluten, such as wheat, rye, barley, some oats, and many prepared... Full Answer
- Q What is celiac sprue (gluten sensitivity)?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyCeliac sprue, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a disorder caused by a specific sensitivity to the grain products wheat, barley, rye and oats. New research conducted at the University of Maryland shows that as many as one in every 150 people in the... Full Answer
- Q What causes celiac disease?
Celiac disease is caused by your body's inability to differentiate between a protein called gluten and harmful substances that your immune system needs to fight. Gluten is found in foods that contain barley, wheat, and rye. When gluten reaches your small... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for celiac disease?
Risk for celiac disease is increased by a family history of the disease, especially if you have a parent, sibling, or child with celiac disease. Studies show that the timing of when you were first introduced to food with gluten in it and the amount... Full Answer
- Q How is celiac disease diagnosed?
Celiac disease is diagnosed by testing your blood, taking a sample of skin or small intestine, and trying a doctor-supervised gluten-free diet. When you have celiac disease your body produces extra amount of antibodies to fight the gluten that it... Full Answer
- Q How is dermatitis herpetiformis related to celiac disease?
Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to celiac disease because both conditions are caused by gluten intolerance. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rash on the skin that is extremely itchy and appears with big red blisters. The rash is most often... Full Answer