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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, gets triggered by eating gluten, which is a protein found in grains. This condition is otherwise called celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or nontropical sprue. The symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, tiredness, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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How to differentiate celiac disease from deamidated gliadin IgG level?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had his deamidated gliadin IgG antibody test done recently. The test result is 152. Does it mean that the person is having celiac disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Ratnakar Kini Prabhakar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Deamidated gliadin IgG antibody level of more than 30 is diagnostic of celiac disease. Since the number mentioned by you is 152, it indicates that the person is having celiac disease.  Read Full »

Why am I not feeling well even after my thyroid profile being normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been feeling good for over a month, and I think it is my thyroid. I got testing done, but everything says it is normal. Is it normal? Please help me. TSH: 1.31 T3: 3.13 FT4:1.2 TPEX:17.8 TGAB:45 They all say it to be normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Ramji Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In my opinion, though your thyroid profile is in range as the thyroid is more towards the upper side, you might experience some anxiety issues and stomach upset. If you do not have any digestion issues. I will suggest you keep your stress levels low practice mindfulness...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for abdominal lymphadenopathy in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is five years old, was detected with abdominal lymphadenopathy. Her ESR level is 62. She is also suffering from constipation and abdominal pain. Her doctor advised blood tests, ultrasound, and endoscopy followed by histopathology. The biopsy report shows chronic duoden...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should not worry. There is no evidence of cancer in the given scenario (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lymph nodes (LN) in the abdomen are normal structures. The lymph nodes enlarge in the presence of infection and malignancy. Here, LN is not s...  Read Full »

Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would be happy to assist you with your questions. To provide you with the best possible guidance, I need to gather some information from you. Have you undergone gallbladder surgery in the past? Additionally, it would be helpful to know if you have consumed alcohol ei...  Read Full »

Am I taking the right medication for celiac disease and thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a blood test before 3 months and was diagnosed with celiac disease. I already have thyroid problem which is controlled right now with Thyroxine. The issue is followed by a gluten free diet, I cannot see any progress. I am still losing weight. My skin is pale and dry. I also ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Your issues are found as a consequence of thyroid disease and celiac disease. This is how the natural course of the disease is. Your symptoms and complications all which you ha...  Read Full »

i have stomach cramps and diarrhea. Does that indicate celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing stomach cramps with diarrhea for the past three months. I am worried that this might be coeliac disease as my grandmother had the same. Moreover, I took an anti-ttg test twice two years back and it was 4.0. After two months it rose to 5.6. Do these values indic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. An anti-tTG (Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody) test is a blood test used to screen for celiac disease. A result of 4.0 or higher is considered weakly positive, and a result of 5.6 or higher is considered strongly positive. However,...  Read Full »

My son has stomach pain from spicy food. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 12-year-old son ate spicy food yesterday and experienced severe stomach pain throughout the night, preventing him from sleeping. He also has an issue with his stomach where whatever he eats does not get digested, and even the vegetables he consumes are not digested properly, passing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. I recommend getting the child evaluated physically for constipation and celiac Disease. Regarding constipation, if the child's weight is below the average for their age and tests for celiac disease are negative, it is more indicative of constip...  Read Full »

My blood tests came positive for celiac disease. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last year, I had blood tests that came back positive for celiac disease. It got a little confusing as I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the same time. I was advised to avoid gluten for the celiac disease results, but I was not referred for any further tests. I have now discovere...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing irregular periods. There can be several reasons for this, including hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As you mentioned, your thyroid issues can affect your me...  Read Full »

How to diagnose stomach problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had roti with spinach, which is home made. Today morning, I experienced a stomach bout, but not watery. Should I take a combination of antibiotics Ridol and Ulticept 500 mg along with Metrogyl and Eldoper? I am still feeling uneasy. Please guide me on this. Every 20 days, I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I was trying to understand your blood work. Is your TSH 14 and HbA1c 7%? The reason why I am concerned about these tests is because hyperthyroidism can cause recurrent diarrhea, and if your HbA1c (diabetes) number is high, it can also cause diarrhea. You can use Ridol...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son is diagnosed with celiac disease and is on a strict diet plan. What are the alternate treatments available?

Query: Hello doctor,I need a second opinion on the celiac disease diagnosis for my 10-year-old kid. We wanted to confirm the diagnosis and make sure it was not a false positive. Additionally, I was curious about how rigid the diet plan should be. Are there any other available treatments?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully gone over the accompanying biopsy report and the history. So, yes, celiac disease has been identified. To diagnose celiac disease, a blood test called serology is required. The TTG IgA (tissue transglutaminase antibodies) levels were elevated. Next, ...  Read Full »

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