• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Bags Under Eyes, Wheat And Pancreatic Cancer?
0

4 posts in this topic

I was diagnosed with Celiac last month and  my research has me wondering: My Father in Law had significant bags under his eyes and so does my husband.  When an allergist saw the bags under my young son's eyes, he mentioned that maybe he (my son) had a wheat allergy (didn't test him for it, we were there about a possible cat allergy).  We said "No, look at his father, and his grandfather had those, too"   Doctor said "Maybe they all had/have wheat allergies".  Very interesting, but I didn't think anything of it, as neither husband nor son seemed to have a problem with wheat.

 

My Father in Law died of Pancreatic Cancer at 62, after being wrongly diagnosed with Diabetes.  Now, I'm wondering whether this might have been the result of some unnoticed wheat allergy.  

 

Does anyone know if there is a connection between Celiac, or Wheat Allergy and Pancreatic Cancer?  My husband is afraid he, too, will die young and maybe going off wheat could help?  Come to think of it, my Grandfather also died of Pancreatic Cancer, and here I am diagnosed with Celiac (albeit at 50).  

 

Sorry to be so long-winded, but wondering if there's a known connection.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Well, this is anecdotal and only addresses part of your question.

I had noticeable dark circles under my eyes all the time for years and years. People thought I wasn't getting enough sleep--starting with my mother when I was a teenager.

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1986, and have been treated with insulin since then.

After my celiac disease diagnosis in 2000, and switching to a completely gluten-free diet, the dark circles are long gone.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too have had dark circles under my eyes since childhood and my boys have it too (after about age 6). It's not bags for us though, just purple colour.  I've been gluten-free (except for some accidents) for 9 months, and my boys have been for about 6 months. We haven't noticed any change yet.

 

There is a link between celiac and some cancers including pancreatic. My father dies of pancreatic cancer when he was only 42. I always thought it was because he was a smoker but when I was diagnosed I found out there is a link. I've always wondered if he had celiac disease too.  :(

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/commoncomplicationsofcd/a/Celiac-Disease-Cancer.htm

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the link.. That's very interesting.

0

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

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,341
    • Total Posts
      935,584
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,003
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    EileenaBalerina
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Furthermore, getting a positive on the endoscopy will leave no doubt either in your mind nor in the minds of the rest of your family or friends. All first degree relatives of celiacs need to be tested every 2 or 3 years in the absence of symptoms & immediately if symptoms present since celiac can present at ANY age. So your parents, siblings & your children will need to be tested. Believe me, there is oftentimes a TON of pushback by family members simply because they don't want to have celiac so they stick their heads in the sand & say you're off your rocker, refuse to get tested because they say they don't have it and you don't have a concrete diagnosis so how can you be sure they need to be tested? Friends can be even more doubtful. People are really, really doubtful of people who don't have an ironclad diagnosis. I think it's stupid of them to be so negative & questioning what you know to be true but they are. I mean, when you say you are diabetic, no one doubts that you are, no one questions your diagnosis and everyone respects the implications of diabetes but that is not the case with celiacs. I think it must be that people can not conceive of never eating wheat flour again for life. They can easily accept a diabetics diet but not a celiacs. Yet they will grill you as if they are experts in celiac disease unless you can tell them you've had the full nine yards of testing & ARE, no doubt about it, celiac.
    • Hi ch88, You could try going nightshade free to see if it helps your arthritis.  It might help.  The common food nightshades are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, turmeric and paprika.  If you try nightshade free for one month that should be enough time to know if it helps IMHO. Sweet potatoes/yams are ok, as they are not nightshades.
    • Thankyou both of you for your advice, i will have the endoscopy will just have to wait, my blood tests were not hitting the roof with reading but a low to medium result, dont want to be one of them people who have gone gluten free with no need, however i do show typical symptons of celiac but no overwhelming symptons apart from feeling nauseous and crampy at times, and extreme tiredness. There is soooo much to learn
    • You are normal!  All the things you are going through are normal for someone with celiac disease....probably with any life changing illness.  What you need is patience.  Most here take a year to heal or longer due to setbacks on the diet or healing from systemic damage.  The nervous system seems to take the longest.  Ask your doctor to check you for any deficiencies.  No sense guessing what you might need.  It is a common and recommended practice to check for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.   http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-common-nutrient-deficiencies-might-an-adult-experience-prior-to-diagnosis/ Once healed, you might not need any supplements, if you eat a wide and varied healthy diet.  
    • Yes!  Ask for the IgA deficiency test!  Why?  Well, your doctor did not even follow protocol.  In order to validate the IgA celiac tests, he should have determined if you are IgA deficient or not. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/Celiac_Disease_Diagnostic_Testing_Algorithm.pdf  I have never tested positive on the IgG tests and only had one positive on the IgA DGP test, but I was not IgA deficient, so my GI knew that my test was valid and I needed an endoscopy to confirm my diagnosis.  You do not know if any of your tests are valid.  You need the IgA test.  It is a control test only in the case of diagnosing celiac disease.  But....some celiacs are low in IgA and that seems to happen more often in celiacs than the general population.   https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/dunkirk-is-a-stunningly-spare-survival-film/534252/
  • Upcoming Events