Request A Test Offers Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease Testing
February 11, 2013
A health concern that has been gaining more awareness recently is gluten intolerance. In recent years, representatives from the medical community, including television’s Dr. Oz, have been emphasizing the importance of being tested for conditions like Gluten Allergy and Celiac Disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Conditions like Celiac Disease cause the body to have an adverse reaction to food products containing gluten. Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, wants to make their clients aware of the benefits of ordering simple, non-invasive blood tests which can aid in the diagnosis of health problems relating to gluten. Request A Test offers a number of tests which can aid in the diagnosis of gluten related health issues such as the Gluten Allergy IgE, Endomysial Antibody, and Tissue Transglutaminase tests. These tests and others can be ordered separately or in cost saving packages like the Celiac Disease Antibody Screen and the Celiac Disease Complete Panel. Results from these tests can help a person work with their doctor to determine if they are experiencing complications related to Celiac Disease or Gluten Allergy, or possibly to rule these out a concern.
It is important to understand the difference between Gluten Allergy also known as Gluten Sensitivity, and Celiac Disease. People with a Gluten Allergy will often experience abdominal discomfort, bloating, or diarrhea after ingesting gluten due to inflammation in their digestive tract. These symptoms are usually temporary and will pass as long as the person does not continue to eat foods with gluten in them. Viewers of the DR. Oz show have likely seen his recommendations that people experiencing ongoing gastrointestinal problems consider Gluten Allergy as a possible cause. A Gluten Allergy Ige Test can help people to find out if a gluten free diet may improve their health.
Celiac disease is a more serious condition in which the body responds to the presence of gluten by creating antibodies which attack the lining of the small intestine. This damage can result in an inability for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients from the food a person eats. This can lead to chronic malnutrition and anemia. In children, Celiac Disease can cause stunted growth and delayed puberty. In adults, it can cause infertility, osteoporosis, and a type of cancer known as Intestinal Lymphoma. Celiac disease can develop at any age. Lab testing for Celiac Disease can aid in an early diagnosis which can help to avoid permanent damage to the digestive system.
A person whose body is unable to process gluten may experience a number of symptoms. Unfortunately, many of these symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and joint pain are indicative of a number of illnesses. As a result, gluten related health problems are often misdiagnosed. It is estimated that as little as 3% of the people who have Celiac disease are aware of it. Receiving lab tests for Celiac Disease or Gluten Allergy can alert people to a possible cause for their health problems that they may not have otherwise considered. By checking Request A Test’s Celiac Disease category, patients can find a full listing of tests for gluten related conditions. To place an order, or for more information about any of the convenient, affordable testing options offered by Request A Test, go to Requestatest.com or call 1-888-732-2348.
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