Anatomy Question On Gluten Intolerance
Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:32 AM
Thank for any info anyone can provide.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:12 PM
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Gluten intolerant diagnosis Feb 2012. Gluten free since March 2012.
Also intolerant to "gluten-free" foods since Apr, rice since May, eggs since Jun, nightshades since Jul, coconut since Aug 2012.
Dairy, soy, corn free since Jan 2012.
Sensitive to corn, mold since 1995
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:17 AM
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:08 PM
When gluten protein is put in a petro dish with healthy tissue, the tissue suffers damage. Gluten itself is toxic to tissue. Now, if you have a healthy mucosal barrier in your intestine then theoretically, gluten would pass harmlessly thru. However, most everyone suffers SOME danage to that barrier, whether by antibiotics, illness, surgery, even stress can damage it. Once the tissue is exposed, gluten comes into contact with it, and voila, damage. In celiac disease, you have an auto-immune response where your own immune system is putting holes in your intestine, in addition to outside causes.
So...the root cause is different, but the end result is the same. Damaged intestines, and a permeable intestinal barrier, ie "'leaky gut" that allows harmful proteins, like gliadin, to enter the bloodstream where they can wreak havoc not just on the intestine, but the entire body.
If you subscribe to that theory, then you would possibly, with extreme care, maybe be able to restore your intestinal lining to health and it could again do its job. It seems doubtful to me though, that perfect restoration and maintenance would ever be likely unless you happen to live in a stress free, organic, non-inflammatory bubble....but....you know, its something to strive for! Anyway, if that happened, you could go back to eating gluten without issue. Which I think few people would be willing to risk.
A celiac, of course, could NEVER do that because any ingested gluten would just trigger the process all over again.
Now...your lactose issue there IS hope for. You don't need PERFECT intestines to digest lactose- just enough healthy villi that they produce lactase to digest it. That IS attainable, usually within 6 mos to a year of a gluten-free diet. But not always. Some peoples bodies simply don't work the way they should in that regard.
Hope this helped!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:57 PM
However, in comparision to what the celiacs go through, I actually have it pretty easy. Bloating, discomfort, occasional stomachache which doesn't last for even an hour and soft stools are barely nothing, in comparision. And I have lived with lactose intolerance for six years before discovering the GI.
It is worst, and better. The symptoms were harsher, but I recovered with time, not to mention they would go away pretty quickly (in a matter of 8 hours maximum). With GI, once I am glutened, my diet has to go back to the safe foods list for a week before I'm well enough to handle any possible small CC: the symptoms go away slowly and I react even to the safe foods, although in a considerably smaller dose.
I can even eat some gluten and "get away" with it (though it usually comes from CC and once I start eating the food in question in a bigger frequence, I feel the pain).
BUT I am merely myself and these are my experiences. I doubt they can beat scientific researches on the matter of what exactly is non-celiac GI.
Gluten and dairy free: 5/2/2012
Grain free: 11/12/2012
I am able to eat somre processed foods again (chocolate, lollipops, soysauce).
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