Not Allergic To Wheat
Posted 31 March 2004 - 12:14 PM
I was thinking back to my allergy testing in January...I am not allergic to wheat, but the allergy doc suggested avoid wheat/gluten to see how I feel. If I'm not allergic to it, do I still need to avoid it? Guess I'm just looking for something more go have in the diet, but while I feel great on this diet, wondering if I really need to avoid soemthing I'm not allergic to?
Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:11 PM
When doctors say you're not "allergic" to wheat, they mean that you do not have an IgE-mediated reaction to it (like hives or anaphylaxis). However, celiac disease is mediated by IgA and IgG, NOT IgE. If you make anti-gliadin IgA and/or IgG antibodies, you MUST avoid gluten in all its forms to remain healthy, even though you are not classically "allergic."
I hope this clears up any confusion, and I'm sorry it's probably not what you wanted to hear!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:35 AM
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 04:55 PM
Above you say that anyone who produces IgA and IgG anti-gliadin antibodies needs to avoid gluten to be healthy. I wonder if you could help me understand this further. My son's blood tests show he is producing both of these (as well as IgG to casein). But the doctor has advised me to remove only milk (in all its forms) from his diet. I'm wondering why he hasn't recommended removing gluten.
Posted 09 July 2004 - 10:46 AM
Posted 12 July 2004 - 04:35 PM
gluten-free/CF since September 03
Posted 13 July 2004 - 03:05 PM
Strange thing is, I am pleased to say I feel absolutely fine. My adverse symptoms didn't go away by going gluten-free. but by eating little and often, avoiding excess alcohol, stress and taking plenty of exercise.
Everyone says how dangerous (eg Cancer, Osteoporosis) it is to carry on eating gluten when you've been diagnosed as celiac disease. I have read the science and I respect that.
But I would be interested out of curiosity to see the stats. Is there a PROVED correlation between, say, deaths by Cancer of the Oesophagus and celiac disease, in the same way as there is between Lung Cancer and smoking?
Posted 13 July 2004 - 03:28 PM
This article in a Polish journal Celiac Disease and Problems Associate with Reproduction certainly implies there is a well-researched link with impared fertility.
This article in the European Journal of Gastroenterologic Hepatology Prevalence and clinical associations of prolonged prothrombin time in adult untreated coeliac disease. investigates the relationship to malabsorption.
You can find a lot of other research on PubMed.
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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