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Gluten Intolerance

It is also known as celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye and the immune reaction caused by eating such food products creates gluten intolerance. The main symptoms of gluten intolerance are bloating, fatigue, osteoporosis, and anaemia.

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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 »

Are gluten allergy testing safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I came to know I am allergic to gluten after having multiple episodes of allergy signs like a red rash, itching, and swollen eyes every time I ate gluten. I would have had these at least thrice in the last six months. Then I decided to meet the physician who suspected it to be a food a...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, it is diagnosed by a skin test where a drop of purified allergen is injected into the skin on your forearm, and the doctor checks for an allergic reaction after half an hour. Secondly, it can also be tested by a blood test. Antibodies are detected for gluten....  Read Full »

I have excessive gas and diarrhea issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have excessive gas issues and pass stool frequently. I recovered from diarrhea six months ago. I had taken Senokot then. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Issues like constipation and gasses occur due to a low-fiber diet, so take a high-fiber diet. Include food like papaya, banana, orange, and green vegetables. Do you get a burning sensation while passing stool? I suggest you take the followi...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from abdominal cramping, chronic diarrhea, frequent urination, and bloating for quite some time. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from abdominal cramping, chronic diarrhea, gas, and bloating for quite some time. I also seem to pee quite frequently (once every hour or so). I tried using various diets and focusing on eating certain types of foods. Vegetables do not digest well in my stomach, as w...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Does a specific type of diet seem to help? I am trying to rule out gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance here, so it would be helpful to know if you have noticed any connection between eating these items and having a diarrhoeal episode or...  Read Full »

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