Posts Tagged 'celiac disease'

New Study: Benicar Side Effects Resemble Celiac Disease Symptoms

benicar side effects resemble celiac symptomsA new study in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics has found that intestinal side effects caused by using Benicar (olmesartan) are similar to the symptoms of celiac disease.

Benicar is Japan-based company Daiichi Sankyo’s bestselling hypertension drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Benicar in 2002, and since then the drug has been prescribed to over 11 million U.S. patients. But in 2013, the agency ...

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Celiac Disease and the Brain

A recent New York Times piece looks at the effect of celiac disease on the brain. The story details what appeared to be sudden neurological or psychiatric symptoms, including seizures and hallucinations, that were eventually linked to patients’ celiac disease. The patients improved on a gluten-free diet after medications aimed at treating the neurologic symptoms failed.

Although celiac disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose, because of different symptoms among different patients, one study estimated that less than one ...

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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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