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i have just been diagoniased with celiac disease and i am planning on having gastric bypass should i?

By Anonymous June 9, 2014 - 2:51pm
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i have celiac disease should i have gastric bypass?

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Hello Anonymous,

Malabsorption is a side effects of both celiac disease and gastric bypass surgery.

Celiac disease is a chronic immune mediated disorder. It is a toxic reaction to gluten, which is a major protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It is characterized by inflammation of the small bowel mucosa and atrophy of the villi. This results in nutrient malabsorption, wasting, and diarrhea.

Gastric bypass surgery works in one of three ways. It restricts or limits the amount of food intake by reducing the size of the stomach. It causes malabsorption or limits the absorption of food in the intestinal tract by bypassing a portion of the small intestine to varying degrees. Lastly, a combination of both restriction and malabsorption make it work.

Anonymous, proceeding with the surgery could be potentially dangerous. Consult with both your gastroenterologist and surgeon.


June 9, 2014 - 5:15pm
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