What is the disease related to a gluten allergy

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Gluten allergy is called celiac disease. (Sometimes Gluten Sensitive enteropathy, Nontropical Sprue, or Celiac Sprue) [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-disease-related-to-a-gluten-allergy ]
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What is the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance…?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten causes a reaction that triggers the body to attack itself, specifically, the lining of the intestines. If you have a gluten or wheat allergy , the body launches an exaggerated response to the …
What’s the difference between celiac disease and a gluten allergy…?
A gluten allergy is just like any allergy and releases histamines and causes issues like hives, sniffles, and anything else that your body can do reacting to it. Celiac disease is a gluten intolerance caused by the gluten changing the linin…
How Do You Treat Gluten Allergy Diseases?
Gluten intolerance cannot be cured. The condition will be present for the life of the individual. The only treatment is to permanently remove gluten from the diet. The condition does not require medications and none have proven to improve t…

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