Posts Tagged 'celiac'

Research Shows Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges in Patients with Celiac Symptoms and that Olmesartan may cause Symptoms

Doctors commonly diagnose and treat patients showing signs of villous atrophy as if they had celiac disease, which is an aversion to gluten in the diet. Experts estimate that at least 3 million people in the United States are affected by celiac disease. The main treatment for celiac disease is a permanent gluten-free diet. However, many other conditions mimic the symptoms of celiac disease, which may commonly result in doctors misdiagnosing patients and prescribing a gluten-free diet, when ...

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Study Suggests Inadequate Screening Procedures for Celiac Candidates

Recent data presented at Digestive Disease Week 2014 revealed that less than half of the patients who show indications of celiac disease are being properly screened. An article in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News notes that current celiac screening guidelines set by national organizations are not being followed routinely.

The current best practice is for celiac screening in patients with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms including postprandial abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, or steatorrhea. The study, which was conducted at Washington University ...

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Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Intestinal Issues

Benicar, Azor, Tribenzor among Drugs which May Cause Problems

Benicar has been linked to severe intestinal issues and sprue-like enteropathyAn article recently published in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Journal has linked the drug olmesartan to drug induced sprue-like enteropathy, a condition that results in issues similar to those caused by celiac disease. Olmesartan is a drug used to treat high blood pressure that is marketed under the brand names Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor, as well ...

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