Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:19 PM
is diabetes.. Has anyone else had distention of the abdomen because of gluten? And if so, how long until the stomach calms down?
Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:04 AM
You can have Celiac disease and be overweight. Most Dr.s think of wasting away as a symptom but that isn't always the case. If you carry extra weight around your middle it's your body's reaction to inflamation and stress on the body.
Inflamation is also present in Diabetes, and a lot of type 2 Diabetics have that rounded body profile, which is why Dr.s may suggest that as a source of your problem.
I currently have a lot of damage to my villi, which means I can't digest dairy. Ingesting dairy can cause the bloating too, if you're not digesting it well. For me, I found soy causes it as well. The bloating/gas are a good sign of a food intollerance.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:44 AM
And as was said - being overweight is not uncommon in celiacs now, but when most current doctors went to school, it was thought that being overweight was impossible as a celiac.
The year before I was diagnosed, I gained 40 pounds in 4-6 months. There are 4 celiacs in my family, all were overweight when diagnosed.
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:53 PM
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