My Doctor Is An Idiot..
Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:32 AM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:04 AM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:28 AM
An excerpt from the article:
RESULTS: Mean BMI was 24.6 kg/m2 (range 16.3–43.5). Seventeen patients (5%) were underweight (BMI
<18.5), 211 (57%) were normal, and 143 (39%) were overweight (BMI ≥25), including 48 (13% of
all patients) in the obese range (BMI ≥30.0). There was a significant association between low BMI
and female gender, history of diarrhea, reduced hemoglobin concentration, reduced bone mineral
density (BMD), osteoporosis, and higher grades (subtotal/total) of villous atrophy. Of patients
compliant with a gluten-free diet, 81% had gained weight after 2 yr, including 82% of initially
CONCLUSIONS: Few celiac patients are underweight at diagnosis and a large minority is overweight; these are less
likely to present with classical features of diarrhea and reduced hemoglobin. Failed or delayed
diagnosis of celiac disease may reflect lack of awareness of this large subgroup. The increase in
weight of already overweight patients after dietary gluten exclusion is a potential cause of
morbidity, and the gluten-free diet as conventionally prescribed needs to be modified accordingly.
Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:41 PM
Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:16 PM
Before my diagnosis i was at 180lbs (eeek) and it was when i suddenly dropped 20 that a new doctor who examined me (went about 7 times at this point, was getting kinda po'd at doctors misdiagnosing me, and such), was very concerned about that drop and the fact that i nearly flew off my examination table when she checked out my stomach. It was only through her that i had even heard of Celiac in the first place, and at that time she considered it to be a long shot, but wanted to rule it out for 'just because' reasons. But, i'm glad she did. It was my diagnosis and i have been put on a path to fix the problem, as it were.
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