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Celiac Disease V. Wheat Allergy

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Is the only difference between the two is that those of us diagnosed with Celiac have a greater chance of having other health problems (like diabetes, cancer, thyroid problems) if we continue to eat products that contain gluten?

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Celiac disease is a distinct and different condition from a wheat allergy. They are independent. You can have both, only one, or neither.

A celiac eating gluten will incur slow damage to the body. The risk of other diseases, including cancer, increases.

A wheat allergy will trigger an immediate reaction to wheat, and in severe cases it can be life-threatening.

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Is the only difference between the two is that those of us diagnosed with Celiac have a greater chance of having other health problems (like diabetes, cancer, thyroid problems) if we continue to eat products that contain gluten?

celiac disease is and allergy to gluten. a protein found in wheat barley and rye. while a wheat allergy is an allergy to wheat itself. celiac disease progresses slowly while an allergic reaction to wheat happens immediately.

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celiac disease is and allergy to gluten. a protein found in wheat barley and rye. while a wheat allergy is an allergy to wheat itself. celiac disease progresses slowly while an allergic reaction to wheat happens immediately.

Jaded, celiac disease is NOT an allergy. It is an autoimmune reaction triggered by gluten, which results in the immune system attacking one's own body as well as the gluten.

In wheat allergy, it is generally the protein--gluten--that triggers an immune system response, but not an autoimmune response.

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