Gluten-free Diet

Eggs, meat, fish, unflavored dairy products, fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, butter, nuts, seeds, beverages, spices, herbs, tapioca, rice, corn, millet, oats, potatoes, corn, corn flour, potato flour, tapioca flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour, etc., can be consumed for a gluten-free diet. Foods to be avoided include wheat and wheat products, malt, barley, rye, brewer's yeast, etc.

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Why is my stomach rumbling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 13-year-old female and my height is 5 feet. I weigh about 106 pounds. I have been having stomach issues. The main issue is stomach rumbling. It happens when I wake up, after eating almost anything and before I sleep. I have tried skipping one of the meals but to no avail. It st...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are not drinking enough fluids, I suggest you increase your water intake to eight large glasses per day. Sometimes gluten intolerance could be causing symptoms similar to what you have described. Gluten intolerance can start at any age even if you have never...  Read Full »

Why am I having leg cramps after taking a gluten-free diet?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having leg cramps, especially after taking lunch. I am on a gluten-free diet because of irritable bowel syndrome. This gluten-free diet helped cure my loose motion.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are a lot of reasons for leg cramping: Muscular spasms. Least physical activity. Hemoglobin and other constituents of blood not in the normal range. If the blood supply to muscles is interrupted for a short time. Fluid and electrolytes im...  Read Full »

My diarrhea disappeared after I started taking a gluten-free diet. Do I have gluten sensitivity?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea for four years, so I am underweight. I have got a stool test for calprotectin and a test for CRP level. Both are normal. I have also tested for anti-tTG-IgA, which is negative, and normal serum IgA.Now I have stopped taking gluten-containing f...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Since you have responded to a gluten-free diet, I will strongly keep the possibility of coeliac disease in your case. In any other illness, a gluten-free diet does not improve diarrhea.Anti-tTG is of two ty...  Read Full »

My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glu...  Read Full »

I have pain in my penis with a scar. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, After testing positive for celiac disease, I had an EGD and biopsy three weeks ago. The pathology report stated that I had marked acute and chronic inflammation with severe reactive epithelial changes including villus blunting and gastric metaplasia. I was negative for H. pylori as I was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here according to your history, you were positive for gluten disease. So, you might have done tissue transglutaminase antibody testing. It is very sensitive for that and then, a biopsy for confirmation. In histopathology report, villous blunting present but intra-epithel...  Read Full »

Can you suggest any medicine for Celiac disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have celiac disease for the last ten years, but I was diagnosed recently a year ago. As I have switched to a gluten-free diet, I am feeling weak. I am 25 years old. Please suggest to me some gluten-free food. Now I am taking L-Glutamine supplement and Multivitamin to recover.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to understand that giving supplements of whatever quality would not help unless your primary issue is settled. I am sure you would have done confirmatory tests for diagnosing celiac disease, namely tTG (tissue transglutaminase) and duodenal biopsy showing v...  Read Full »

Can I take Dapsone for a long term without avoiding wheat and gluten foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms for six years. Currently, my age is 27. And I am taking Dapsone tablets. My doctor recommended me to eliminate wheat food and a gluten-containing diet as DH causes gluten sensitivity. I want to know, can I continue taking Dapsone for life-long ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy. Immunological response to chronic stimulation of gut mucosa by dietary gluten plays a significant role in the induction and persistence of disease. The major auto-antigen associated is epiderm...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to convince my husband about my gluten-free diet.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having abdominal and thoracic pain for the past 16 years. I do like to describe the pain as irritation, burning, feeling like eating sandpaper; constant pulse to puff and burp, acid reflux and fire in my breast and stomach. I used tons of medications for years, such as proton ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the excellent history and sharing your background as a dietitian really helped. First of all, as you might now, the celiac disease cannot be proved by chemical basis. You can very well have a negative serology with biopsy proven celiac disease. The invest...  Read Full »

Are weight loss and gastro issues to gluten diet early symptoms of celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have no family history with celiac disease. I have quitted eating gluten foods altogether because I have had some bloating, gastrointestinal problems, weight loss, and yellow stools. But then also now I have noticed that I have had liver or gallbladder pains which...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the symptoms you mention are vague and believe me these symptoms can occur in 10+ diseases of the abdomen, but can also occur without having any disease. These symptoms can occur sometimes as physiological changes of the body to food, environment, exercise, and...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my son grow taller?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. His height is only 125 cm, and he weighs 27.3 kg. I am worried about his short stature. We recently got an x-ray of his hands taken, to know his bone age. The x-ray revealed that it is 9.4. Does it have any relation with his femur length and humerus length whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your son's height, and it appears that he has a constitutional short stature. He is below the third percentile for height. There is no relation between femur length and humerus length in the embryo stage, and his present height. The child u...  Read Full »

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