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Dying From Celiac?


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#16 KaitiUSA

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:15 AM

They said his height was because of celiac......was that not true?

If he was a dwarf then your right that can cause some serious health issues...
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 12:58 PM

He was in fact a dwarf, AND consumed major amounts of gluten laden alcoholic beverages. I've seen him on MANY interviews and he joked extensively about his drinking. I'm thinking that his doctors did not know enough about celiac to manage it, and were just treating his symptoms and NOT the cause. It's a shame too.
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 01:00 PM

That would be more to the story then...I don't think he had very good doctors, and I don't think he was really gluten free...I think he had several health problems due to being a dwarf.
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 02:49 PM

Hi all! Maybe Joe's doctors knew him well enough to know they couldn't really control all that he did to himself at home and other places. So they just did the best they knew how with medicines to treat all the stuff he did to himself. Someone else said many of the pills may have been vitamins and minerals in individual pills. Just another idea Cheers, Ruth S. Strack2004
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 04:42 PM

please read my post from a few months back, my mother also died of celiac x
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#21 stef_the_kicking_cuty

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:01 PM

I also think that it's possible to die from celiac disease, if you don't pay attention what you put into your mouth. If nutrients and vitamins are missing for a few years all possible organs can shut down. Like with me I had severe muscle weakness while being undiagnosed. The heart is a muscle, too. What, if it stops???
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

If he was on dialysis, that's got to do with kidneys... maybe he had what the young kid on Different Strokes had... dang... I can't remember his name... that made him really small and short... and in need of a new kidney!
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 12:32 PM

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