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Dr. Says Gluten Intolerance, Is This The Same Thing As Celiac Disease?

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This question is in regards to my 3 year old son. I finally found a dr that would run tests on him and he came back with around 30 food sensativities. On his IgG he had about 30 (one of them being gluten, scored a 3) and on his IgE he had about 5 allergies, one of them being wheat. So we put him on a gluten free/casien free diet and also cut out the other foods he had sensitivities too. He also had blood work done before the diet and his ferritin levels were 14 (low) and his iron was really high. 5 months later, since starting diet, we retested some things and his ferritin levels went up 5 points (19), iron levels in blood went down 30 points (139 still high but better). Hes' not vitamin d defiecent anymore and his glucose levels improved along with some other things.

Anyway.... is this celiac disease? My dr has never straight out called it that but from what I am reading about it and my sons symptoms (bloated stomach, always had really mushy stools before diet, purple rings under his eyes all the time, brittle hair, super skinny besides bloated stomach, stimming behaviors, very significant speech delay (didn't speak till he got on supplements and off gluten....)

any info would be great!

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You may want to follow up on the celiac with a pediatric GI specialist. They would be the ones to make an official diagnosis. Usually, the followup to a positive celiac blood panel is to one of these. I'm not sure where you live but you may want to try to see a GI specialist who is an expert in celiac. In our case, my daughter was 10 when she was diagnosed and had a number of things which her GI doctor helped with or tested for.

As to the other food allergies, are you seeing an allergist or a regular pediatrician?

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In order to positively diagnose for celiac disease, you have to have the biopsy to confirm villa damage in the small intestine.

You can have a gluten sensitivity or intoloerance and a very severe one without actually having celiac disease. celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself when gluten is consumed.

This question is in regards to my 3 year old son. I finally found a dr that would run tests on him and he came back with around 30 food sensativities. On his IgG he had about 30 (one of them being gluten, scored a 3) and on his IgE he had about 5 allergies, one of them being wheat. So we put him on a gluten free/casien free diet and also cut out the other foods he had sensitivities too. He also had blood work done before the diet and his ferritin levels were 14 (low) and his iron was really high. 5 months later, since starting diet, we retested some things and his ferritin levels went up 5 points (19), iron levels in blood went down 30 points (139 still high but better). Hes' not vitamin d defiecent anymore and his glucose levels improved along with some other things.

Anyway.... is this celiac disease? My dr has never straight out called it that but from what I am reading about it and my sons symptoms (bloated stomach, always had really mushy stools before diet, purple rings under his eyes all the time, brittle hair, super skinny besides bloated stomach, stimming behaviors, very significant speech delay (didn't speak till he got on supplements and off gluten....)

any info would be great!

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