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I have many symptoms of gluten sensitivity. I avoided all gluten

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I have many symptoms of gluten sensitivity. I avoided all gluten for three weeks, then ate large quantities of gluten in one day and experienced no worsening of symptoms. As a result of that I assumed that I was not sensitive to gluten. Was I right in assuming this or not?

Dr. P Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello would you like to chat on this?

Customer:

Sure

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello, could you descirbe he symptoms that you had before?

Customer:

Heartburn, nausea, indigestion, bloating, gas, headacheand

Customer:

Joint pain

Customer:

My brother has celiac disease but I was tested ann

Dr. P Jyoti :

well, the fact that you got relief on a gluten free diet does indicate that you are lilkely to have gluten sensitivity

Dr. P Jyoti :

the fact that you did not have any symptoms after taking a large amount of gluten on a single day is not significant

Dr. P Jyoti :

this is because gluten sensitivity causes disease chronically

Customer:

My brother has celiac disease but they say I dont

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats right, coeliac disease is at the upper end of the gluten sensitivity scale

Dr. P Jyoti :

you may not have coeliac disease itself but a milder form of gluten sensitivity

Dr. P Jyoti :

as i was saying, the fact that you did not have symptoms after consuming a lot of gluten in one day does not rule it out

Dr. P Jyoti :

this is because gluten sensitivity is a chronic disease

Customer:

Do you believe there is such a thing as leaky gut?

Dr. P Jyoti :

no, i do not

Dr. P Jyoti :

i feel it is not medically scientific

Dr. P Jyoti :

no proper evidence has been shown for this pathologically and till some such evidence is shown i do not propose to accept this hypothesis

Customer:

I see. Is there a test for gluten sensivity ?

Dr. P Jyoti :

no, not directly

Dr. P Jyoti :

there are tests for the upper end of the spectrum, coeliac disease, as you know

Dr. P Jyoti :

but for the milder cases of gluten sensitivity, there are no lab tests

Dr. P Jyoti :

the best test is what you are doing - to have a gluten free diet for a month and then see if the symptoms go away

Dr. P Jyoti :

if they do so, then it is safe to assume that you have gluten sensitivity

Customer:

Would you suggest I have further teasting such as upper, lower gi?

Dr. P Jyoti :

continue on this gluten free diet

Dr. P Jyoti :

i would suggest that you consult a gastroenterologist

Dr. P Jyoti :

they are the appropriate specialists for this

Customer:

Thank you.

Dr. P Jyoti :

a gastroenterologist can do further testing like colonoscopy or upper GI endoscopy if you need them

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

Dr. P Jyoti :

wish you good health and a quick recovery

Dr. P Jyoti :

continue the gluten free diet since this helps you

Dr. P Jyoti :

take care

Dr. P Jyoti :

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Dr. P. Jyoti

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I have no furthrr qs

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

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