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Acid Reflux (Gerd) And Celiac

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About 2 years ago I suddenly developed chronic acid reflux (GERD) and this was how my celiac diagnosis was found. Having been gluten free for approx 6 months was hoping the reflux would improve but hasn't. I have not found much information which connects the two diseases therefore hoping for some information on any connection if any. Interestingly I have spoken with 2 docs and one says there is a connection and the other says no connection

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I suggest  taking  probiotics  &  digestive  enzymes  to help  with your  reflux..... If  you  are  taking  a  drug  for GERD  it  will deplete  the  friendly gut flora  ...

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Takes time to heal and time to really learn about living gluten free and preventing setbacks from cross contamination. Have you read the newbie thread under coping? There are some great tips there like the ones Mamaw suggested.

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There is a connection.  There are connections between Celiac and other diagnosable disorders that present like GERD. 

 

OK so here is a short list, and actual statistics are changing everyday for the connection to Celiac

 

Eosinophilic  Esophagitis  (new cases of EE are to be screened for Celiac)

Barret's Esophagus  (never heard of this disorder until numerous posts here)

Nutcracker Syndrome  (also never heard of this til posters here)

GERD  (we have numerous posters commenting of diagnosed cases of GERD have improved on a gluten free diet.)

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Hi All

About 2 years ago I suddenly developed chronic acid reflux (GERD) and this was how my celiac diagnosis was found. Having been gluten free for approx 6 months was hoping the reflux would improve but hasn't. I have not found much information which connects the two diseases therefore hoping for some information on any connection if any. Interestingly I have spoken with 2 docs and one says there is a connection and the other says no connection

 

I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus from the same endoscopy I was diagnosed with celiac's. (Biopsy was 11/14/2013) I was suprised by the barrett's diagnosis. One of my doctor's told me it could be related and another told me there was no relation. I am starting my 6th month gluten free and this issue has not yet resolved for me. I will have a repeat endoscopy this year because of the Barrett's so we'll see what they have to say in a few more months. I don't really have any specific information to link/share with you regarding to connection but wanted to share that I'm another with both. Celiac's disease can affect just about any part of our bodies, it seems. I hope you start to feel better soon. Keep us posted.

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Thank you all for the updates.

Just returned from seeing the doctor and he is recommending a nissen fundoplication however just a precaution just in case there is another possible outcome has requested this test " Request for Esophageal pH and impedance with manometry assessment "

His thinking is the LES is damaged and not operating properly due to the years of reflux.

For me no medication is helping

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