Who should be screened for gluten sensitivity?
Because research has shown that as many as 30% of all Americans may be gluten sensitive, and that 1 in 225 have a severe form of this sensitivity causing the intestinal disease called celiac sprue, a case can be made that everyone in America should be screened for gluten sensitivity. However, there are people with various risk factors or diseases that are at greater risk of developing gluten sensitivity who should undoubtedly be tested. These include:
· Microscopic colitis · Relatives of gluten-sensitive individuals · Gluten-sensitive individuals 1 year after treatment · Chronic diarrhea of unknown origin · Irritable bowel syndrome · Inflammatory bowel disease · Gastroesophageal reflux disease · Hepatitis C · Autoimmune liver disease · Other causes of chronic liver disease · Dermatitis herpetiformis · Diabetes mellitus, type 1 · Rheumatoid arthritis · Sjogren's syndrome · Lupus · Scleroderma · Autoimmune thyroid disease · Dermatomyositis · Psoriasis · Any autoimmune syndrome · Chronic Fatigue · Fibromyalgia · Asthma · AIDS · Osteoporosis · Iron deficiency · Short stature in children · Down's syndrome · Mothers of kids with neural tube defects · Female infertility · Peripheral neuropathy · Cerebellar ataxia · Seizure disorders · Psychiatric disorders · Depression · Alcoholism · Autism · ADHD/ADD
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