Three quarters of coelic sufferers don't realise they have condition
Seemingly unrelated symptoms include infertility and serious headaches. This week in the Daily Mail, we have been investigating the huge rise in popularity of going gluten-free.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune and inflammatory disorder that causes a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.1 The small intestine is the main site of injury, but celiac disease is a multisystem disorder, and comorbidities or other autoimmune disorders may develop if it is not treated with a strict gluten-free diet. Celiac disease can present with a wide variety of symptoms including diarrhea, weight loss, failure to thrive, migraines, iron deficiency anemia, osteoporosis, and infertility.
I could continue to obsess over cold facts, or I could choose to be present and enjoy all the beautiful moments that make life worth living.
CONCLUSION: Available evidence showed that curcumin has the potential to induce and maintain remission in UC patients with no serious side effects. However, further studies with larger sample size are needed to recommend it as adjuvant therapy of ulcerative colitis. PMID: 29348389 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions:On a strict GFD, children report greater rates of both GI and EI symptom resolution as compared to adults with greater rates of improvement in GI over EI symptoms. Early recognition of CeD and close attention to diet adherence may help in symptom resolution. Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the gluten-free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal (EI) symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. GI symptoms incl...
CONCLUSION: For women with PCOS, the stair-step clomiphene protocol is associated with decreased time to ovulation and increased ovulation rates at higher doses when compared with the traditional protocol. PMID: 29215516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractIntroductionWe sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities.MethodsWomen aged 18 –49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006–2015 de-identified Clinformatics® DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spend...
ConclusionsAlthough more commonly treated transcranially, anterior skull base meningiomas are sometimes amenable to resection transphenoidally. Patient selection is critical, and multiple factors, including tumor size, consistency, and location, patient and surgeon preference, and presenting symptoms each affect the optimum surgical approach. We have developed criteria for patient selection so that transsphenoidal surgery can be used to resect or debulk anterior skull base meningiomas safely and with favorable outcomes.
Conclusions: Children and adults with celiac disease have similar rates of extraintestinal manifestations. In children short stature, fatigue, and headache were most common, whereas anemia, fatigue, and headache/psychiatric disorders were most common in adults. Children on a strict GFD showed faster and higher rates of symptom resolution as compared to adults. Unresponsive children with short stature must be assessed for comorbidities.
This is a guest post from a very thoughtful patient of ours.It describes very eloquently the worries and fears which prey on an infertile patient's mind. It's very hard to discuss them with anyone, and bottling them up just makes things worse !--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Isn't it a paradox that when India and world's population is exploding at alarming rate; here I am ,struggling to have a single child for 5 long years and with no idea when the struggle will really end.I am being treated at Malpani's and yesterday the doctor urged...