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I am no good at reading this lab work stuff.  I should be better...    :(  but I'm not!    Help or feedback? 

 

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum           277                 (normal range)  91-414

Endomysial Antibody Iga                    negative           negative

t-Transglutaminase (tTg)                    /2                      0-3

    IgA 

 

I am reading this as that she is falling smack in the middle??

 

She was sick for four week.  Severe stomach pains, bloating, back pain. afraid to eat cause she'd be sick, in the ER 3 x's.     You know the story!     Then after being gluten free (in a gluten house) for about a week she was fine.  now she is eating anything she wants and no symptoms.   Go figure!!    Dr told her her gall bladder was probably inflamed.  She has Rheumatoid Arthritis and I really would like her to go G.F. for a bit, just ry it.  But what Mama wants, Mama don't always get!   The "diet" is too hard.  sigh

 

Thanks for any feedback. 

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Looks negative to me. Not sure what you mean about " in the middle"? The 277 just means she makes enough of the antibody tested in the other tests.

If she is doing fine on a regular diet, I'm not sure why she would want to eat gluten free.

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I was thinking that her score of 277 fell right in the middle of the 'normal" range of 91 - 414.   As I said, I am not good at reading that stuff. 

Thanks for the feedback. 

As for eating g.f?  Hmmm, well I guess I just feel that the grain-free way of eating is much healthier.  

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I was thinking that her score of 277 fell right in the middle of the 'normal" range of 91 - 414.   As I said, I am not good at reading that stuff. 

Thanks for the feedback. 

As for eating g.f?  Hmmm, well I guess I just feel that the grain-free way of eating is much healthier.

I see what you mean. That score just means she can make the thing that is tested but these IGA tests. That's how I see this. I assume the doctor told her they were negative.

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In this study, people with RA went on a G F , vegan diet and the 

"data provides evidence that dietary modification may be of clinical benefit for certain RA patients, and that this benefit may be related to a reduction in immunoreactivity to food antigens eliminated by the change in diet."

 

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/10/1175.full

 

 

additionally, it may protect RA patients against heart disease & stroke

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080317191445.htm

 

If I had RA (I have OA and have terrible joint pain sometimes) I'd surely give up gluten to see if I could help reduce the

pain and destruction of RA. It's too bad she won't give it a try. 

 

Maybe she will someday, cap. 

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