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In Topic: Do I Or Don't I Have Cd?

18 January 2005 - 11:34 PM


I only just spotted your response today.

I am unsure as to why there is not more mention of liver problems in association with celiac disease... but I did a google myself and came up with these links:

The liver in adult celiac disease.

Gluten-free: celiac disease could be the cause of your gastrointestinal problems. This is just an antecdotal story and she mentions having elevated liver enzymes as a red flag...

I don't see much else out there... many sites list "mildly elevated liver enzymes" as a sign of celiac disease, but other than that there's not much else.

I am glad to see that your numbers dropped! That is a great result... but I agree with everyone else and strongly encourage you to go completely gluten-free. Hopefully you will see improvements in your liver labs... if not, please have your liver checked out... for it may be something that will not respond to the diet alone... maybe it's something more.

God bless and good luck!


In Topic: Gene Result Question

18 November 2004 - 08:20 AM

Within each set of genes there are many subtypes. The number *0201 is the exact gene your son has. Then withthin the grouping of *02xx genes there are subtypes. Same with any of the genes, so the *0602 is the DQ1, subtype 6.

The genes pan out as follows:

DQB1 *0201 = DQ2, subtype 2

DQB1 *0602 = DQ1, subtype 6 (OR it can also be referred to as DQ6)

He has 2 genes, one from you and one from your husband. BOTH of these genes predispose someone to a gluten sensitivity. DQ2 is associated with celiac disease and gastro problems, while DQ1 is associated with gluten induced neurological problems. I would definitely take a look at you and your husband and any other children.

There are some pretty good explanations on these genes and their typing on the Braintalk forum. Here is one post that gives some links to help understand your gene naming:

Help with interpreting genetic results.

In Topic: Birthday Cakes

11 November 2004 - 03:31 PM

We just tried Sylvan Border Farm's Lemon Cake Mix. We got it at our Whole Foods store. The batter was thick and heavy and I was sceptical, but after baking it, it was great! Very tasty... I made little bundt loaves and drizzled them with a homemade lemon/sugar glaze. Yumm!

In Topic: Help With Test Interpretation

29 October 2004 - 12:30 PM

The elevated IgG indicates that his immune system has identified gliadin as an invader and boy is it fighting it! 80 is a pretty high count! He is definitely gluten intolerant and should stop eating gluten.

The low IgA could mean IgA deficeincy or it just means he's not developing celiac disease right now.

celiac disease is NOT the only auto immune disease connected to gluten intolerance.

He does not have to be symptomatic for unseen damage to be taking place... he may be prone to juvenile diabetes, or Juvenile rheumetoid arthritis...

For a better understanding of our antibodies and how they function check out Nutramed's definietions. They explain it in terms that I could understand:


Here is what they say about IgA and IgG:

"IgA: circulating and secreted on all defended body surfaces, as the first defense against invaders. Secretory (s IgA) is found in large amounts in breast milk, saliva, and gastrointestinal secretions. IgA may be an important and effective antibody in sites other than mucosal tissues, such as the central nervous system. IgA inhibits the binding of micro-organisms to mucosal surfaces, preventing entry. IgA plays a similar role in reducing antigen entry through mucosal surfaces. sIgA deficiency is associated with increased gastrointestinal tract permeability and increased manifestations of delayed patterns of food allergy.

IgG is the major circulating antibody which enters tissues freely, and participates in diverse immune events. The IgG antibodies represent a large vocabulary of antigen recognition molecules. There are four subgroups, currently labeled with number suffixes, (IgG1 to 4). In some mucosal tissues (e.g. mammary glands of ruminants), the IgG1 class of immunoglobulin-producing cells predominates. IgG ( and IgM) activate complement."

Hope this helps!

In Topic: Do I Really Have Cd?

28 October 2004 - 06:44 PM

More and more research is being done and we are finding out that a gluten intolerance is the basis for SEVERAL auto-immune diseases, of which celiac disease is only one. It is true that if you are gluten intolerant and continue to consume gluten you may or may not get celiac disease, but you will definitely get something. Just look in your family history to see what awaits you... is it thyroid imbalance, diabetes, arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, Lupus, celiac disease, Crohn's, Colon cancer...???

An elevated IgG is nothing to ignore.... it means you are gluten intolerant and that your body has developed antibodies to gliadin. The IgA and the tTG are more specific to celiac disease because these are the antibodies that are set to defend the areas of the body with mucosal linings and would therefore indicate if there was an attack on the small intestine. The IgG are defenders that float in and around everywhere. which is why I believe that they are the ones responsible for the damage elsewhere.

If they threw out the IgG then my son would still be sick and failing to thrive and on death's door... I had never heard of celiac disease until he tested positive for IgG and IgG only. I can't imagine what he would be like today if we hadn't caught it when we did :o

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