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Gluten allergy

Posted by Ole Hagen on February 23, 1999 at 23:40:49:

Hello, Im wondering if a person who are allergic to gluten can ever eat grains containing gluten again, or does he
need to avoid it the rest of his life ?

Thanks,


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Re: Gluten allergy

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 24, 1999 at 00:40:50:

In Reply to: Gluten allergy posted by Ole Hagen on February 23, 1999 at 23:40:49:

Ole,

If you are diagnosed with celiac disease you would do best to avoid any kind of gluten for the rest of your life.

If you just had a sensitivity you might be able to omit it from your diet for 6 months to a year and then be able to safely eat it by spacing it's ingestion.

Bob



Re: Gluten allergy

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 24, 1999 at 13:19:34:

In Reply to: Gluten allergy posted by Ole Hagen on February 23, 1999 at 23:40:49:

Deare Ole,

The answer to this depends almost completely on whether you get rid of the LGS that one has to have in order to have the sensitivity.

If you get rid of the LGS, you can probably start having gluten within 6-12 months after the LGS is gone AND you have totally eliminated the gluten to avoid restimulating the immunological trigger that keeps it going.

Walt



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