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Ursa Major

Member Since 16 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active May 27 2012 05:31 PM
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#336802 Return Dh After 4 Months Gluten Free

Posted by Ursa Major on 19 August 2007 - 04:34 PM

First of all, you may get outbreaks of DH for up to two years after going gluten-free, even if you don't get any gluten at all. The reason is, that it takes that long for the gliadin deposits under the skin to disappear.

The bowel problems could be caused by dairy, or possibly soy. It may not be gluten at all. You might have to try figuring out if you have other intolerances besides gluten.
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#318473 New Dh- So Many Questions!

Posted by Ursa Major on 22 June 2007 - 08:21 PM

Hi Meredith, and welcome to these boards.

I will try to answer your questions as best as I can.

*Is this related to celiac disease?

Not only is it related to celiac disease, having DH means that you have celiac disease.

*Does this mean I have celiac or should be tested? I am concerned because my grandmother died of stomach and colon cancer. She had digestive problems all of her adult life but lived in Colombia so may have not been diagnosed properly.

As I said in my previous answer, you have celiac disease, no more testing needed. Everybody with DH automatically has a firm celiac disease diagnosis, but not everybody with celiac disease will have DH. It is very likely that your grandmother had celiac disease. My mother died of liver cancer, and her mother died of stomach cancer. I inherited it from them, as it is genetic.

*What harm would it do if I didnít change my diet?

You would likely end up like your grandmother. Undiagnosed people with celiac disease, or the ones who refuse to go on the gluten-free diet usually end up dying of intestinal cancers years ahead of their time.

*Does the rash have any long term effects if left untreated?

No, I don't believe it does. But the gluten will cause other damage throughout your body, which can include intestinal damage, malabsorption, osteoporosis, brain damage, neurological problems like neuropathies and ataxia, depression, schizophrenia, MS, fibromyalgia, and a host of other problems.

*Can hormones exasperate the problem or are my pregnancies coincidental?

Yes, pregnancy can trigger celiac disease. As can other stress or an illness.
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#244537 Anyone From Germany/irgendjemand Aus Deutschland?

Posted by Ursa Major on 10 December 2006 - 01:59 AM

Hallo Jess, ich bin Deutsche. Aber ich bin seit 27 Jahren mit einem Kanadier verheiratet, und lebe in Kanada. Ich komme urspruenglich von Hamburg.

Ich werde dir eine Private Nachricht schicken, mit meiner e-mail Adresse, dann kannst du mir schreiben, ohne dass Leute hier sich aergern, dass sie nicht wissen, was wir sagen! :ph34r: :blink:
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