Celiac disease

Patient

Q: When I was born, I was allergic to dairy, wheat, soy, gluten, eggs, just about everything. I was gluten intolerant when I was younger in elementary school, but everything else I grew out of. When I was 12, I began to show symptoms of lactose intolerance. Recently I hav been diagnosed with celiac disease after having over 10 years of no symptoms. Is it possible for it to go into a period of no symptoms for a time and then return with serious symptoms?

Doctor

A:   As you might already know, this condition triggered by consumption of the protein commonly found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye causes an immune reaction in the small intestines, causing damage to the and an inability to absorb certain nutrients.
Unfortunately, the exact cause of Celiac Disease is not known, but it has been shown that it runs in families. Therefore you might have had the predisposition to develop Celiac Disease and possibly due to a certain trigger such as an infection, the condition woke up.
The only treatment needed is avoiding gluten containing food such as Barley, Bulgur, Durham, Farina, Graham flour, Rye and semolina. I wish you the best.

Related Q&A

Q: My eyes are irritated,some trouble breathing and sometimes slight quesey stomach. This is in my home. My son who live...

Q: Hello Doctor, Please help me to understand myself. I am a male , smoke and drink. I am in the past I used some drug s...

Q: What is a brown vaginal discharge for a person in their 80'2

Q: I have an ileostomy and had a brown mucus discharge from the rectum. should I be concerned?

Q: I have a small amount of pain at the base of my penis and feel as though I may have injured it somehow. My penis now...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews