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Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) and Wheat Allergy

May 6, 2018 | News

Unlike celiac disease NCGS, also known as gluten intolerance, is not a well-defined entity and surrounded with controversy in medical community. There is no test or biomarkers to help with the diagnosis. No structural damage or decrease in absorption. No long-term complications or risk of association with other autoimmune disease. Patient presents with GI Symptoms like celiac disease and respond well to a gluten free diet. It’s unclear if it’s due to the gluten removal or the diet that’s usually lower in processed foods and carbohydrates (fructans).

Wheat allergy, one the 10 most common allergies in adults in the United States, is an immune reaction to wheat and not gluten, which is quick and involve a range of symptoms from watery eyes, runny nose, nausea, abdominal pain, itching, hives to trouble breathing, racing heart and possible anaphylaxis. Patient need to avoid wheat but can tolerate gluten from other sources.

Celiac Disease

May 6, 2018 | News

Celiac disease, also known as non-tropical sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, was first described in 1888. It is estimated 1% of the population in the USA is affected by this disorder, and more than 80% have not been officially diagnosed. It’s an autoimmune...

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Events

May 6, 2018 | Events

May is Celiac disease awareness month. Celiac remains a common and yet undiagnosed disorder in the USA. If you experience fatigue, “not feeling well”, upper GI symptoms like bloating, indigestion and loose stools Talk to your doctor and get checked before you go on a...

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