No Observable Symptoms
Posted 30 July 2004 - 12:58 PM
Posted 30 July 2004 - 01:48 PM
Well, I'm not an expert but I'm sure everyone will agree that even though you don't show any symptoms, even trace ammounts of gluten in your diet can and will cause damage to your intestines. The fact that you don't really show symptoms doesn't mean a whole lot...some people have celiac disease and NEVER show symptoms, but their biopsy results later show that their intestines are indeed damaged. Your best bet is to be as safe as possible to prevent cross-contamination all of the time, even when you are in 'Good Health'. Hope this helps you out!
Posted 30 July 2004 - 02:06 PM
Posted 31 July 2004 - 08:15 AM
I react to the smallest traces of gluten and I will be sick for at least a day.
My concern is also about cross contamination for example,
Some flavors of lays chips are gluten free but there is a risk of cross contamination. If I eat the gluten free lays chips I get sick from the cross contamination, but if someone else with celiac disease also eats the same chips and doesn't get a reaction does that mean that they get damage to the intestines even though they didn't get a reaction?
So the question is,
If some celiacs are reacting to the "gluten free" lays chips does that mean that every celiac that eats them is getting intestinal damage by eating them?
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 31 July 2004 - 08:32 AM
I'm still wondering if there are varying degrees of damage done to a persons system depending on how severe the gluten intolerance a person has. My blood tests show that I've recovered from the anemia my celiac disease caused. But I know I've eaten foods that look from their labels to be gluten-free only to find out that my friend who has severe reactions has found from experience and from the manufacturers that they are likely cross contaminated. Could it be that my system simply is tolerant to trace quantities while intolerant to larger amounts?
Posted 31 July 2004 - 08:37 AM
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