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What's celiac dx (celiac spruce)?

Immune response to eating gluten

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye

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What's the primary and effective tx of celiac dx?

Avoid gluten entirely

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When can a food be labeled gluten-free?

If food contains less gluten than 20 parts per million (even a small exposure will trigger a rxn)

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What's the common sx of celiac dx?

Diarrhea (/ constipation)

Abdominal pain

Bloating

Weight loss

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What causes vitamin deficiency in celiac dx?

Decreased absorption in small intestine

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List other complications of celiac dx

Nutritional deficiencies (primarily anemia and osteoporosis)

Small bowel ulcers

Amenorrhea

Infertility

Increased risk of cancer (primarily lymphomas)

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What can be the problem, drugs or excipients?

Drugs are gluten-free

Excipients may be a problem

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Where's the 1st place to look for excipients content?

Package insert

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What's the key word to look for when checking package insert?

Starch - which will be either corn, potato, tapioca or wheat

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What should u do if package insert states "starch" only?

Call manufacturer to find out if starch is wheat

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