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Gary's Case (01:47)


Dr. Salgo introduces panelists. A 42 year-old accountant complains of hand swelling and joint pain. His family has rheumatoid arthritis and he is lactose intolerant.

Diagnostic Speculation (06:05)

Panelists agree Gary should be screened for autoimmune diseases. He doesn't respond to diuretic treatment and develops GI symptoms; learn possible disease areas.

Autoimmune Disease Screening (02:30)

After two years of symptoms, Gary visits a new PCP who orders blood work. Panelists analyze the results and explain which proteins and antibodies indicate an autoimmune condition.

Defining Celiac Disease (01:24)

Learn how gluten stimulates an inflammatory reaction in people with the autoimmune condition.

Celiac Disease Symptoms (01:09)

A patient describes how the autoimmune disease affected her reproductive health, as well as experiencing malnutrition and GI stress.

Celiac Risk Factors (01:12)

1-2% of the U.S. population has the disease, but most are undiagnosed. Genetics and other autoimmune diseases increase incidence risk.

Diagnosing Celiac Disease (04:39)

The only definitive diagnosis is an intestinal biopsy. Panelists discuss how a blood test has a high false positive rate; view endoscopic images of small intestines with and without the disease.

Treating Celiac Disease (03:10)

Gary is diagnosed with the autoimmune condition. Panelists discuss challenges of the gluten free diet and the marketing hype around gluten-free products.

Reversing Celiac Disease (03:12)

Although most people feel healthier on a gluten-free diet, it's important for patients to get a diagnosis for treatment reasons. Panelists explain the process of achieving normal intestinal function.

Credits: Celiac Disease: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:56)

Credits: Celiac Disease: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care

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Nearly three million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a hereditary, autoimmune digestive disorder which is difficult to diagnose. Discover how a gluten-free diet (no wheat, rye, or barley) results in greatly improved health for those suffering from this disease. (27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL55307

ISBN: 978-0-81609-081-5

Copyright date: ©2010

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