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GFAngel

Member Since 10 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2010 06:09 PM
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In Topic: High Serum Iga - Everything Else Normal

04 February 2010 - 10:53 PM

Hello Jack,

I see this is an old thread, but I googled for info re: same subject and then found this link, so I thought I'd add it in case it might steer someone else (and you):
http://www.clinchem....t/42/7/1064.pdf . A friend had high IGA on her negative celiac panel (hence my googling around) and she has blood sugar issues, likely gastroparesis (she is not heavy, but does seize when eating too much fruit - she also likes her desserts, but I've only heard her say her gut seizes with fruit). I know her A1C was 5.4 on same lab; I don't know if she tests her blood sugars. She might be hypoglycemic as I've heard her wonder aloud.

Also, I agree with Ursa Major re: dairy. Dairy, grains and meat are acidic. To gain bone strength one should eat more alkaline foods: GREENS, veggies and fruit. I'm not saying to discontinue any food, to just eat double or more of the alkaline.


P.S. I also found these re: ankylosing spondylitis http://bit.ly/cpGzsG (& from google search http://bit.ly/da6IQn ): http://ard.bmj.com/c.../3/180.abstract , http://www.kickas.or...as9/index.html.

...and come to think of it, re the friend I spoke about earlier? She has severe bone problems, the nature of which (dx) I couldn't really comment; just to say she had multiple surgeries to correct her legs/feet when she was a child; and she currently complains of lower back pain. Conjecture at this point. (I don't seem to know how to post yet, forgive me.)

In Topic: High Serum Iga - Everything Else Normal

04 February 2010 - 10:46 PM

Hello Jack,

I see this is an old thread, but I googled for info re: same subject and then found this link, so I thought I'd add it in case it might steer someone else (and you):
http://www.clinchem....t/42/7/1064.pdf . A friend had high IGA on her negative celiac panel (hence my googling around) and she has blood sugar issues, likely gastroparesis (she is not heavy, but does seize when eating too much fruit - she also likes her desserts, but I've only heard her say her gut seizes with fruit). I know her A1C was 5.4 on same lab; I don't know if she tests her blood sugars. She might be hypoglycemic as I've heard her wonder aloud.

Also, I agree with Ursa Major re: dairy. Dairy, grains and meat are acidic. To gain bone strength one should eat more alkaline foods: GREENS, veggies and fruit. I'm not saying to discontinue any food, to just eat double or more of the alkaline.


In Topic: High Serum Iga - Everything Else Normal

04 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

Thanks for all your advice, but I hope someone out there can answer my question:

What does HIGH SERUM/TOTAL IGA mean?

Since I am symptom free, I don't want to go on a Gluten Free - Dairy Free diet for a year to find out if my bones become denser, when that might not be the problem.

Meanwhile my bones may be getting worse and breaking even more.

I have had a ton of Blood/Urine tests done and the only marker that is abnormal is the SERUM/TOTAL IGA. My iron, vitamins, even blood calcium levels are normal. Every other test is normal. None of my doctors know what my problem is, but since my Celiac markers were also normal, they don't want to do a biopsy.

So, does anyone out there know what HIGH SERUM/TOTAL IGA means?

TTG IGG was TNP (Doc told me that mean not enought to test?)
TTG IGA was <3 (<5 is negative)
Gliadin IGA was 4 (<11 is negative)
IGA was 513 (Normal is 81-463) and HIGH

Thanks,

Jack


Hello Jack,

I see this is an old thread, but I googled for info re: same subject and then found this link, so I thought I'd add it in case it might steer someone else (and you):
http://www.clinchem....t/42/7/1064.pdf . My neighbor had high IGA on her negative celiac panel (hence my googling around) and she has blood sugar issues, likely gastroparesis (she is not heavy, but does seize when eating too much fruit - she also likes her desserts, but I've only heard her say her gut seizes with fruit). I know her A1C was 5.4 on same lab; I don't know if she tests her blood sugars. She might be hypoglycemic as I've heard her wonder aloud.

Also, I agree with Ursa Major re: dairy. Dairy, grains and meat are acidic. To gain bone strength one should eat more alkaline foods: GREENS, veggies and fruit. I'm not saying to discontinue any food, to just eat double or more of the alkaline.