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1 in 7 people in the US are allergic to gluten. And this may surprise you, but, 60% of people with a gluten allergy DO NOT have digestive problems. This is why it is so important to be aware of other ...

1 in 7 people in the US are allergic to gluten. And this may surprise you, but, 60% of people with a gluten allergy DO NOT have digestive problems. This is why it is so important to be aware of other potential symptoms and talk with your health care provider if you have any concerns. Call us today at (734) 222-8210 for a free consultation and evaluation. Digestive Health Ann Arbor | digestivehealth-annarbor.com

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    Understanding Gluten Allergies Understanding Gluten Allergies Presentation Transcript

    • Understanding Gluten Allergies & Celiac Diseaseby Digestive Health Ann Arbor
    • 1 in 7 people in the US are allergic to gluten. (estimate)
    • But what is gluten? And what are allergies, really?
    • allergyal•ler•gy "a-ler-je n, pl -gies
      the immune system’s response to a protein usually found in a food - such as peanuts, eggs, wheat or milk - that crosses the gut wall. The body perceives this protein as a foreign body.
    • glutenglu•ten "glüt-n
      Gluten and gliadin are two proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye that give flour its elasticity and is also a popular food additive.
      Gluten is heavily used additive in baked goods, cereals, malt, caramel flavorings, and pastas. Gluten and gliadin can be found in cookies, breads, pastas, anything that uses flour and even certain types of alcohol.
    • For a detailed list of foods containing gluten and gliadin, click here
    • What is Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease?
    • “A delayed allergic response to the proteins gluten and gliadin.”
      This allergic reaction inflames the small intestine, the effects of which can be felt throughout the entire body.
    • Over time, this inflammation causes the villi, which line the small intestines, to atrophy.
      The villi look like shag carpeting andare primarily responsible for nutrient absorption.
    • microscopic image ofHealthy Villi vs. Atrophied Villi
    • If the villi deteriorate, the body is challenged to absorb nutrients. When the villi are severely compromised, Gluten Intolerance becomes Celiac Disease.
    • Therefore,
      Gluten Intolerance &
      Celiac Disease
      are the same illness,
      differing only in severity.
    • Gluten Sensitivity or Intolerance is often
      misdiagnosed
      or
      not diagnosed at all because most doctors test only for
      Celiac Disease.
    • That means that even if you ARE
      Gluten Intolerant
      you might
      NOT
      test positive
      for Celiac disease.
    • SURPRISE!
      this may surprise you, but,
      60% of people with a gluten allergy
      DO NOT have digestive problems.
      This is why it is so important to be aware of other potential symptoms and talk with your health care provider if you have any concerns.
    • The good news is that the treatments for Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance are the same –
      eliminate all gluten from your diet
    • Warning Signs of Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease
      Diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, constipation, nausea, vomiting
      Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Tingling in the extremities, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even epilepsy
      Implicated in autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Type I Diabetes among others
      Frequent headaches or migraines
      Fibromyalgia, bone and joint pain
      Psoriasis and other skin disorders
    • Warning Signs of Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease
      Chronic fatigue
      Interstitial cystitis
      Abnormal menses, infertility, miscarriage
      Implicated in neurological disorders such as unexplained numbness & tingling in the extremities
      Mouth ulcers, are a clear sign of an exhausted immune system.
      Gradual weight change
    • Important Things to Know
      Discovering and treating gluten intolerance early is extremely important.
      A Gluten Intolerance is usually left undiagnosed until most people are 50 years old or older.
      If not diagnosed until 10 years old, there is a 1 in 4 chance of developing an autoimmune disorder like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hachimoto's Thyroidistis, Parksinson's Disease or lupus.
      Implicated in dental enamel defects, lower neo-natal weight in children, shorter life span, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, depression, & A.D.D.
    • Where to go from here?: Testing
      Comprehensive 96 food allergy panel
      • blood test checks for allergic reactions to gluten, gliadin, wheat, rye and barley AND other secondary food allergies that can result from Leaky Gut Syndrome
      • There are other blood tests available that can screen for Celiac disease as well as other aspects of gluten intolerance.
    • Your journey of healing begins today
      Call (734) 222-8210
      to schedule a free consultation & evaluation