Gluten Sensitivity in Tulsa, OK
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What is gluten sensitivity?
If you suffer gastrointestinal symptoms when you eat foods containing gluten, even though you don’t test positive for celiac disease, you could be experiencing a non-celiac gluten sensitivity or non-celiac wheat sensitivity.
While this is not as serious as celiac disease, research shows that it can still cause damage to the intestine. At Adult Gastroenterology Associates, we often recommend removing gluten from your diet if you notice gluten sensitivities. Our Tulsa, OK specialists can help. Contact your nearest location to request a consultation today.
What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?
Symptoms of gluten sensitivity can vary from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Abdominal Pain
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of the symptoms above in Tulsa, OK, please connect with an Adult Gastroenterology Associates location near you to be assessed by a provider.
What is the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease?
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are two different conditions. Individuals with celiac disease have an autoimmune response to gluten, while individuals with gluten sensitivity do not. When the body has an autoimmune response to gluten, the body is fighting off gluten like it would a virus. Celiac disease results from an abnormal gene and is often accompanied by high levels of specific antibodies used to fight gluten. Though celiac disease and gluten sensitivity present similarly, individuals with gluten sensitivity do not have an abnormal gene or antibodies.
Are there treatments for gluten sensitivity?
There are no ways to prevent or cure gluten sensitivity. The primary goal of treatment for gluten sensitivity is to manage your symptoms. Your GI provider will likely recommend a gluten-free diet. Sometimes, probiotics are also added to your diet to help manage your symptoms. Probiotics are good bacteria that help reduce symptoms like gas or bloating. Our team of GI specialists will work alongside our dietitians to find a diet that works best for you.
Manage your gluten sensitivity
Gluten sensitivity can affect your everyday life. The GI providers at an Adult Gastroenterology Associates in your community are ready to help. If you are experiencing symptoms like nausea, bloating, or diarrhea when you consume gluten, please contact one of our Tulsa, OK locations to request a consultation today.
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