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jebby

Member Since 05 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 23 2014 10:13 AM
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The Patient Celiac > Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms In Children

Posted jebby on 16 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

There is a well-established relationship between celiac disease (and non-celiac gluten sensitivity) and the development of neurologic problems in adults. According to Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, a neurologist in the UK who is one of the world’s experts in this area, up to 50% of adults with newly diagnosed celiac disease have signs or symptoms of neurologi...
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The Patient Celiac > Gluten Intolerance Can Actually Be Subclinical Celiac Disease

Posted jebby on 30 April 2014 - 10:12 AM

I think most of us have met people who have symptoms of celiac disease, but when tested, are told that their celiac antibody blood tests and biopsy results are negative (normal). Some of these people are labeled “gluten intolerant” or “gluten sensitive” by their doctors, others are told they may have “early” celiac disease, or “pre” celiac disease, and t...
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The Patient Celiac > Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness....

Posted jebby on 05 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

At this time last year I had never heard of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and the first time that I heard the name I thought that it was a “made up” disease. Since then I have come to realize that it is a real diagnosis and I have learned a ton about it, including the following:

MCAS is a newly recognized disease of the innate immune system (our b...
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The Patient Celiac > Early Feeding And Risk Of Celiac Disease In A Prospective Birth Cohort

Posted jebby on 01 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

**This is the first guest post on my page by Cristen, an incredibly talented scientist and mother of two children. Her youngest child was diagnosed with Celiac disease earlier this year. Many thanks to Cristen for tackling this challenging topic!
Celiac is known to have a large genetic component and people with Celiac disease carry the HLA-DQ2 or HLA...
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The Patient Celiac > Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Posted jebby on 11 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

Yes, this is a real diagnosis, and it effects between 6 to 8% of our population, or approximately 18 million people. Many doctors and patients are unaware that it exists. Most of the papers on this topic have only been published in the last 2-3 years. The British Medical Journal published a case study and review of gluten sensitivity in their November 30,...
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The Patient Celiac > Yes, It Is "safe" To Raise Non Celiac Kids Gluten Free

Posted jebby on 04 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

I’ve realized that I have not written for almost a week and I think I am okay with this. When I started this blog two months ago, I anticipated being able to post about once a week, so I think I am on track. Between working full-time, running, and trying to squeeze in some sleep, the main reason  that I have not had time is that I have four small...
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The Patient Celiac > The Effects Of Gluten On The Brain And Nervous System

Posted jebby on 23 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

Most of the articles about gluten and celiac disease I’ve came across in the media have focused on symptoms related to digestion, such as abdominal pain and bloating after eating gluten, and damage to the small intestine. The bulk of the gluten-related discussions on the celiac forums I’ve perused concern questions and answers regarding the diagnosis of...
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The Patient Celiac > Eosinophilic Esophagitis And Celiac Disease

Posted jebby on 20 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, also known as “EE,” is a gastrointestinal disorder that, like Celiac Disease, seems to be increasing in frequency of diagnosis. I first heard of EE when I was in my pediatric residency. I worked with a Pediatric GI specialist who seemed to diagnose all of his infant patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) with EE. While I...
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The Patient Celiac > Celiac Disease And Pregnancy

Posted jebby on 19 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Although I am pretty sure that I had Celiac Disease for more than two decades before my diagnosis, I was not diagnosed until after my 3rd child was born. Looking back, my diet during my first 3 pregnancies was a gluten-filled nightmare. I am actually glad that I have no idea how sky-high my celiac antibodies probably were while I was pregnant with my oldest...
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