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99457 tn?1321878677

What does this mean?

Hi I am being tested for coeliac disease, I have received some blood test results back but are unsure of what they mean

Deamidated Gliadin IgA <1 u/ml (<15)
Deamidated Gliadin IgG <1 u/ml (<15)
Tissue Transglutaminase IgA <1 u/ml (<15)
Tissue Transglutaminase IgG <1 u/ml (<15)

Immunoglobulin A 2.17 g/L (0.60-3.96)

Does this rule me out for coeliac disease?
I have unexplained iron anemia. Have had 2 iron infusions which has helped my hemoglobin rise from 70 to 113
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351246 tn?1379682132
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi!
Yes, it rules out celiac disease. The three main causes of low iron are—poor intake, poor absorption, and high loss. Poor intake can be compensated by diet rich in iron and iron therapy. Poor absorption is seen in conditions like Crohn's, IBS, severe acidity etc, and needs to be ruled out. High loss is seen there is a bleeding in your gastrointestinal tract, either due to esophageal varices, polyps, gastric bypass site, hemorrhoids or an ulcer. You should get your stool examined for occult or hidden blood to detect this blood loss. Also you need to get a pheripheral blood smear done to know the RBC count, structure and whether there is cytopenia (general decrease in cell count). The renal function and liver function needs to be checked, and electrophoresis of hemoglobin done to know whether there is thalasemia trait or sickle cell anemia. You need to see if there is vitamin B12 deficiency. Once the cause is found and corrected, then the lost iron is replaced by iron therapy, either in form of pills, capsules or syrups, or as injectable preparations. Otherwise iron infusions will not help. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
1530171 tn?1448129593
Hi Therese.

Look also into Gliadin test (urine), by Cyrex Labs. They test 12 forms-not just the alpha ordered by most doctors- of gliadins regarding gluten intolerance (not necessarily celiac disease ).
Now they can also test which part of the body is affected.

Check for hypothyroid as well, as prolonged low iron levels usually affect thyroid function. Consider Dr. Barne's basal temperature test-on your own.
You can do a search for this or message me for details

Many Hypothyroid and most Hashimoto's sufferers have gluten intolerance and don't even know it!

In Hashimoto's the gluten molecules-mainly from gmo grains- resemble the TPO molecules and thus the immune system in its response against gluten, attacks the TPO in the Thyroid also!

This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Light & Love
Niko
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