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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I had to stop both gluten and cashews to get rid of this affliction. Perhaps you are reacting to some other substance. I took a food sensitivity test which pointed me in the right direction. Don't give up.

Just an FYI - the post you are responding to is 6 years old. I don't think that poster has been on for a few years.

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Wow! I had no idea these were related to celiac. I've had these since I was a kid. It makes me wonder just how long I've been celiac, since many of the symptoms I have, I had even as a child (only to a lesser degree). I'm middle aged, and it's a little scary to think that I've been sick my whole life without knowing it.

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Where was it mentioned that it relates in any way to Celiac? I have never heard this.

 

Usually there is a criteria of 3-4 cases of tonsillitis or strep in a one year period for a Dr. to take tonsils out. It is MUCH harder on adults and there is a higher incidents of bleeding issues in adults. Also, they crypts often reappear making it not worth the procedure.  

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Wow! I had no idea these were related to celiac. I've had these since I was a kid. It makes me wonder just how long I've been celiac, since many of the symptoms I have, I had even as a child (only to a lesser degree). I'm middle aged, and it's a little scary to think that I've been sick my whole life without knowing it.

Where was it mentioned that it relates in any way to Celiac? I have never heard this.

Usually there is a criteria of 3-4 cases of tonsillitis or strep in a one year period for a Dr. to take tonsils out. It is MUCH harder on adults and there is a higher incidents of bleeding issues in adults. Also, they crypts often reappear making it not worth the procedure.

I haven't seen that "tonsil stones " are caused by Celiac. It's just people on here saying they have them. I think in any population of people, some will have them. So..... Let's do the math....out of almost 14,000 views of this topic - assume some are duplicates - maybe 1000? That means that out of the 13,000 people who have viewed this - 15? Have commented that they have tonsil " stones".

Granted that math isn't very good but...... Nope....I am not seeing a correlation. :)

I think people want to blame every physical ache, pain, illness, global warning and pet overpopulation on Celiac. The fact is, we all get different " illnesses" or " conditions" and so do people who don't have Celiac to blame.

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Where was it mentioned that it relates in any way to Celiac? I have never heard this.

 

Usually there is a criteria of 3-4 cases of tonsillitis or strep in a one year period for a Dr. to take tonsils out. It is MUCH harder on adults and there is a higher incidents of bleeding issues in adults. Also, they crypts often reappear making it not worth the procedure.  

The OP said, "I have read previous posts on the forum and realize that a condition that has plagued me since childhood called tonsil stones or cryptic tonsils is related to celiacs." 

 

I was just reacting to that post. 

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Your tonsils are part of your lymphatic system and the stones can be causes by a few different things.

Here is a really good read on it:

http://www.therabreath.com/articles/news/the-science-of-bad-breath/the-science-of-tonsil-stones-7206.asp

I have cruddy tonsils, but have found that when I maintain a regular exercise program, they clear up and are nice and clean and small. It takes me about 2-3 weeks of daily 30 minute walks on the treadmill where I break a good sweat before they clear up and look pretty again. If I don't keep the exercise up, they go back to being cruddy. The article in the link explains how exercise can improve your lymph flow and improve your tonsil health. ( I have never used the product in the link by the way, I just thought the article they wrote was a easy read and explained everything well)

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Your tonsils are part of your lymphatic system and the stones can be causes by a few different things.

Here is a really good read on it:

http://www.therabreath.com/articles/news/the-science-of-bad-breath/the-science-of-tonsil-stones-7206.asp

I have cruddy tonsils, but have found that when I maintain a regular exercise program, they clear up and are nice and clean and small. It takes me about 2-3 weeks of daily 30 minute walks on the treadmill where I break a good sweat before they clear up and look pretty again. If I don't keep the exercise up, they go back to being cruddy. The article in the link explains how exercise can improve your lymph flow and improve your tonsil health. ( I have never used the product in the link by the way, I just thought the article they wrote was a easy read and explained everything well)

 

 

Thanks for the link.  No mention of Celiac there or in this one:

 

http://www.webmd.boots.com/oral-health/guide/tonsils-tonsil-stones

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