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Wheat Intolerance

Intolerance to Wheat Gluten


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  • Just when we thought that we knew everything there was to know about it, the disease is, however, offering new challenges, with its presentation having significantly morphed over the years from cases of overt gastrointestinal symptoms, malnutrition, and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This did mean I had a chance of false negative but luckily there were still indications present, albeit mildly. Gluten is present in a number of preservatives so it is far more complex than I initially realised. I hope this is of help.[netmums.com]
Constitutional Symptom
  • "Symptoms can run the gamut from bloating, loose stools and abdominal cramping to what I call more constitutional symptoms like fatigue and what they call 'brain fog,' " Mukherjee says.[sfgate.com]
Camping
  • "Five years ago, I was going to rockabilly camp, otherwise known as Viva Las Vegas," says the owner of San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe. "I got this awesome Emma Domb dress I wanted to wear, but it was small," she says.[sfgate.com]
Labored Breathing
  • Anaphylaxis is an overreaction of your immune system to an allergen (in this case, wheat) that affects your whole body, possibly sending you into shock and causing labored breathing.[dummies.com]
Persistent Cough
  • The sneezing, itchy eyes and fatigue have largely faded, though he does have a persistent cough on nights that he works. "My philosophy is that everything is connected," he says.[sfgate.com]
Hoarseness
  • The following day, I’d be groggy and my voice would be hoarse. I would suffer from joint stiffness and digestive problems that made me nervous to be more than 60 seconds away from a bathroom.[body.io]
Sputum
  • Skin tests were all negative, but the nasal smear and a sputum sample were crowded with eosinophil cells characteristic of allergy.[allergiesexplained.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • If you are one of those people who thinks that eating wheat makes them feel bloated or it causes abdominal pain we would recommend getting tested for coeliac disease to rule it out![bodi.com.au]
  • This often results in gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea, but does not lead to intestinal tissue damage.[nutrisavings.com]
  • Symptoms include: bloating abdominal pain flatulence weight fluctuation fatigue numbness and tingling in hands and feet vomiting swelling of joints irritability confusion, distraction skin rash Identifying the causes Mild cases of intolerance or coeliac[breakspearmedical.com]
  • Symptoms of IBS can vary greatly between individuals and are generally characterised by the following (which are relieved on defaecation): abdominal pain/ discomfort bloating change in bowel habit (diarrhoea/ constipation/ fluctuation between diarrhoea[nutritionalevidence.com]
Severe Abdominal Pain
  • In my early 30s, I began to have severe abdominal pains, with no explanation. One day the pain didn’t go away and I ended up in hospital. This was fortunate as it led to a full investigation and the revelation that I was intolerant to wheat.[kiwifamilies.co.nz]
Lesion of the Tongue
  • Thrush Oral thrush is an excessive growth of the Candida albicans fungus, characterized by painful white lesions on the tongue and inside of the mouth, according to the MayoClinic.com.[livestrong.com]
Dry Eyes
  • But, yeah, I have other unexplained symptoms too: random extreme itching, dry eyes, coughing, spontaneous hives, endless depression, tiredness, migraine. Um, loads of stuff actually, seems I'm a bit of a mess now I start to think of it.[mumsnet.com]
Eczema
  • Eczema can also form as a result of wheat allergy. Eczema can cause dry, patchy areas of skin or it can create blisters that look like pimples. Both skin reactions are extremely itchy and worsen when they’re scratched.[livestrong.com]
  • Eczema / Dermatitis This section includes information about atopic eczema / dermatitis, as well as factsheets on eczema in children and Balsam of Peru.[allergyuk.org]
  • In fact, I didn't introduce solids til 10 months because of the dang eczema.) I did try going off both casein and dairy, just in case, with no change in his eczema (which was blistering and oozing all over his body).[celiac.com]
  • From the age of about 46 she also developed severe eczema which the skin department did not appear to be able to control.[allergiesexplained.com]
Fussiness
  • Free From Products Online Leaning what products you can have is the first step then working out where to buy them is the next, there are lots of fantastic websites, health food shops and even the supermarkets are getting better at providing Fussy Foodie[fussyfoodie.co.uk]
Clumsiness
  • Non-gastrointestinal symptoms: fatigue, iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin & mineral deficiencies, headaches, migraines, joint/bone pain, depression, irritability, listlessness, and mood disorders, poor concentrate, Infertility, enamel deficiencies and irregularities, clumsiness[rebootwithjoe.com]

Treatment

  • While research continues to work towards pharmaceutical or other treatments, at this time the only treatment for celiac disease is to maintain a gluten-free diet for life.[gluten.org]
  • However, treatment is recommended as complications can occur.[breakspearmedical.com]
  • In addition to the IBS Treatment Center he has also founded the Center for Food Allergies. He continues to investigate the relationship between food allergies and health as the research director of the Innate Health Foundation.[amazon.co.uk]
  • Some treatments are effective in some cases, but usually only the mildest, and no treatments are effective in all cases.[livestrong.com]

Prognosis

  • Symptomatic Bed Rest Decrease activity of the joint Traction – might increase intra-articular pressure Joint Aspiration – symptoms relieve but is short-lived Mostly symptoms resolves within few days Weight bearing only after effusion disappears Good prognosis[slideshare.net]
  • Kotaniemi-Syrjanen A, Palosuo K, Jartti T, et al The prognosis of wheat hypersensitivity in children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2010; 21 (2 pt 2):e421–e428. 64. Keet CA, Matsui EC, Dhillon G, et al The natural history of wheat allergy .[journals.lww.com]
  • Inflammation (or synovitis)-driven osteoarthritis: an opportunity for personalizing prognosis and treatment? Scand J Rheumatol. 2016;45(2):87–98. 16. Wojdasiewicz P, Poniatowski LA, Szukiewicz D.[arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com]

Etiology

  • Etiology of intertrigo Intertrigo develops from mechanical factors and secondary infection. Heat and maceration are central to the process. Opposing skin surfaces rub against each other, at times causing erosions that become inflamed.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology There is extensive evidence for synovitis being a common feature in OA.[arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com]
  • Our findings agree with previous epidemiologic and experimental results indicating that grain glutens are harmful to schizophrenics."[articles.mercola.com]
  • Maillefert2, R Said-Nahal1, M Breban1, P Ravaud3, M Dougados1 1René Descartes University, Rheumatology B Division, AP-HP, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France 2Dijon University, Rheumatology Department and INSERM/ERIT-M 0207, Dijon, France 3Department of Epidemiology[ard.bmj.com]
  • Avenin present in oats may also be toxic for coeliac sufferers. [65] Its toxicity depends on the cultivar consumed. [66] Furthermore, oats are frequently cross-contaminated with gluten-containing cereals. [65] Epidemiology [ edit ] In the United States[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • CELIAC DISEASE Pathophysiology and Presentation This complex autoimmune disorder is triggered by the ingestion of gluten (the major storage protein in wheat, barley, and rye) in genetically predisposed individuals (those presenting the human leukocyte[journals.lww.com]
  • Synovial pathophysiology Normal synovium The synovium is a specialized connective tissue that lines diarthrodial joints, surrounds tendons and forms the lining of bursae and fat pads.[arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com]
  • The role of synovitis in pathophysiology and clinical symptoms of osteoarthritis.[nature.com]
  • [ edit ] Compared to the pathophysiology of celiac disease , the pathophysiology of NCGS is far less understood.[en.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Prevention is through a gluten-free diet. In recent times there has been questions raised about the validity of the condition referred to as gluten intolerance.[healthhype.com]
  • This diet will eliminate symptoms and prevent further damage to the small intestine. Gradually, with a gluten-free diet, the damage to the small intestine will heal in the majority of cases.[healthgrades.com]
  • Wheat Belly contributed to the anti-gluten wave that prevented many regular people to avoid bread, pasta, and cereal — even when they had no visible gluten sensitivity.[medicaldaily.com]

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