Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
Neali

Igg Results High To Gluten, Gliadin, Wheat But Not To Corn?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I was wondering what you thought of this, tests for my daughter came back positively high for reaction to wheat, gliadin, gluten (and a few other things).

However for corn it shows that the reaction is low.

I thought that corn contains gluten, therefore if she is reacting to gluten should it have shown high as well for corn?

It is confusing me, and I am not sure if I should take corn and all the derivatives out of her diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Corn gluten is not gluten is the sense used when refering to celiac disease. Most celiacs can eat corn, but some people, including some celiacs, are intolerant to corn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The word "gluten" is used in two different ways. Gluten is a protein found in a lot of plants, including wheat, barley, and rye, but also in corn and rice.

Gluten in the celiac world just means the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, not the type found in any other plants. The difference is what goes into the formation of the gluten--in wheat, barley, and rye, it includes gliadin, which is what celiacs actually react to. Corn, rice, etc., have gluten that is made of different things (not gliadin) and those glutens do not cause a celiac reaction.

For medical stuff, informal speech, labeling laws, etc., "gluten" will just mean for wheat, barley, and rye. You'll generally only see "gluten" mentioned in reference to corn, rice, etc., in a technical discussion (eg., if you're taking a course on plant parts or talking to someone who studies plants for a living.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this is very interesting, thank you both.

I guess I am happy, she can go on having corn, as her results shown no reaction to corn... ?

In another hand, it shows high for gluten/gliadin, so it is just a step closer towards coeliac.

Although I understand that the only way to know if she is coeliac is a biopsy to check the state of the villi, and right now I didn't want to take her down that road (I wasn't suspecting/thinking of coeliac then), because I wanted to try the gluten-free diet and when I saw the results (magical) after 4 1/2 of struggling for an answer to all her ailments...

And it seems -anyway- that either allergies to gluten or coeliac the symptoms are the same...

So much to learn and understand!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had such a positive reaction to a gluten (and now dairy) free diet that I never went back for a formal diagnosis. To me it is just not necessary since the only thing they will tell you to do is go on a gluten free diet. My levels must have been sky high though because I still tested positive for gluten, wheat, barley and oats even after not consuming them for two months (I went for food sensitivity testing - that is how I came to find out that dairy was still keeping me a little ill.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had such a positive reaction to a gluten (and now dairy) free diet that I never went back for a formal diagnosis. To me it is just not necessary since the only thing they will tell you to do is go on a gluten free diet. My levels must have been sky high though because I still tested positive for gluten, wheat, barley and oats even after not consuming them for two months (I went for food sensitivity testing - that is how I came to find out that dairy was still keeping me a little ill.)

Just curious- what type of test did you have done to for gluten? Was it the celiac blood tests or something else? I was just wondering since I went gluten free for a month and the back on for about 3 weeks for the celiac blood tests (and having endoscopy on Friday). I am still a little worried that the month gluten free will negatively affect the outcome of the tests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious- what type of test did you have done to for gluten? Was it the celiac blood tests or something else? I was just wondering since I went gluten free for a month and the back on for about 3 weeks for the celiac blood tests (and having endoscopy on Friday). I am still a little worried that the month gluten free will negatively affect the outcome of the tests.

I did the food sensitivity testing which was the IGg testing. It tested something like 180 foods and spices and I also came back positive for almost all fish/seafood, egg whites and both bakers and brewers yeast (which means I can't even eat gluten free bread)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×