114.celiac Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 15

Celiac disease and polycystic ovary syndrome: from Peter on 2008-01-04

I have searched MEDLINE for references to Celiac disease and polycystic ovary syndrome, but can find no other medical paper focused on these topics. It concluded that there was no significant link.

A more recent paper on links with infertility:

Author(s): Pellicano R ; Astegiano M ; Bruno M ; Fagoonee S ; Rizzetto M
Affiliation: Department of Gastro-Hepatology, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy. rinaldo_pellican@hotmail.com
Title: Women and celiac disease: association with unexplained infertility.
Source: Minerva medica (Minerva Med) 2007 Jun; 98(3): 217-9
Additional Info: Italy
Standard No: ISSN: 0026-4806 (Print); 1827-1669 (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal Identifier: 0400732
Language: English
Abstract: Celiac disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance to gluten characterized by destructions of the small intestinal villi and malabsorption. The gluten-free diet (GFD) results in healing of the mucosa, resolution of the malabsorpitive states, and reversal of great part of CD effects. Among the extradigestive complications associated with CD, unexplained infertility has been reported since the 70's. The prevalence of CD among women with unexplained infertility is 2.5-3.5\%, higher, although not always significantly, than control population. To date, it is widely accepted that untreated CD represents a risk for abortion, low birth weight babies and short-breast feeding period. These features can be corrected by GFD. Some discrepancies could stem from the heterogeneity of the studies. Regarding a potential pathogenic mechanism, since CD causes malabsorption of folic acid and other nutrients, this pathway has been proposed to explain the unfavourable outcomes of pregnancy. However, this remains a speculation. In conclusion, each woman with unexplained infertility should be screened for CD

Re: Anti-tTG blood test shows 1 in 80 celiac in population: from mobo on 2008-04-22

If after blood tests one is allergic to cows milk, gluten, egg white, wheat, buck wheat, rice, rye flour and yeast, is one consider to be a celiac

celiac desease: from janice on 2008-08-09

Hi Tracy, you can drink any spiit when you have CD it was one of the questions that i asked lol. i think it might do more dammage in the way that we probably get drunk quicker cos we hav'nt got the stuff in our abdomen to soak it up as much

Re: DH as a celiac symptom: from Caz on 2008-08-28

Arlene I've had the exact same symptoms as you for a long time now but, about a year ago, they got much much worse red, itchy, swollen eyelids, bad rash round my hairline, on my neck, below my ears (one in particular). I suspected a wheat allergy and went to my GP. He tested me for coeliac (negative) and referred me to the hospital where I was tested for allergies (again negative). Also referred to a dermatologist; he was very unsympathetic, told me my idea of a wheat allergy was rubbish and that I had contact dermatitis and prescribed steriod creams of varying strengths. He also did patch tests on me and I tested positive to cocomidolproply betaine. Finally I was told to resume eating wheat and eliminate c.betaine from my cosmetics. I did both and the rashes returned. I wrote to dermatologist and he told me, again, to stay away from c.betaine but also to eliminate wheat from my diet. If I do that, I am fine. I did a York test a couple of years ago because of bloating (not rashes etc) and it came back positive to wheat, yeast and nuts. After that I restricted my intake of wheat (don't eat a lot of nuts) and yeast but didn't eliminate it fully as there were no rashes. However, I am trying hard to follow a wheat-free diet and, if I do, then I stay rash-free. Every time I have a problem I can trace it back - eventually - to something with wheat in it; even minimal amounts of wheat can cause a problem. I think I am okay with gluten but suspect I have a problem with malt extracts.

It was good to read your post as all the professionals insist that DH occurs on legs, bum etc and because it's on your face, then it's not DH and you can't possibly have a wheat allergy. How stupid can you be ! is their overwhelming reaction. Hope it helps to know you're not alone.

Peter, what are your thoughts ?

celiac desease: from Ady on 2008-09-17

Alas as of September 2008 Bisto Best is no longer gluten free. To contact the manufacturer and 'encourage' them to change this call Premier Foods Careline on: 0800 234 6328

Re: DH as a celiac symptom: from Barbara Buntrock on 2008-09-30

Hi, Where can you get the DAPSON GEL? Is it in the USA and FDA approved?

Is it a script from the doc? My drugstore has never heard of it. Sounds great!

Thanks.

Re: Immune System and Celiac: from SUZIE on 2008-10-24

I AM THE SAME WAY. EVERY COLD, EVERY THING THAT COMES AROUNG, I GET. I WILL FEEL O.K. FOR A FEW WEEKS, THEN I FEEL LIKE DEATH WARMED OVER. I HAVE BEEN GLUTEN FREE FOR 8 WEEKS NOW. WILL I EVER BE NORMAL AGAIN

Re: can celiacs eat whey powder: from paula on 2008-11-01

Hi,

My daughter as been diagnosed as a celiac and alot of produces have whey powder in,am i'm just wondering if my daughter can eat it.

Thanks

Re: can celiacs eat whey powder: from Peter on 2008-11-01

Whey powder is a form of powdered milk. It is gluten-free