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Celiac & Gluten Intolerance
2nd Opinion Consults for all Gastrointestinal Disorders
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What is Celiac?
The symptoms can be varied:
Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease and genetic disorder – not an allergy – that prevents a person from eating gluten. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, nearly 1 percent of the world has Celiac, and most of those affected are undiagnosed. Celiac Disease is a chameleon-like disorder and may present in many ways. Some may not have any gastrointestinal problems. These individuals may suffer from infertility, arthritis, neurologic problems and many other disorders. It may be hidden under diagnoses such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic abdominal pain to name a few. Symptoms may be vague (but are not limited to), weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, heartburn, itchy rashes, bloating, headaches, and fibromyalgia. Specific blood testing may be done to indicate disease. Dr. Rudert makes every effort to keep testing non-invasive though other testing such as endoscopy may be recommended.
Cynthia S. Rudert, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Atlanta, Georgia, whose practice is devoted to the screening and following of patients with Celiac Disease, and second opinion consults for all gastrointestinal disorders. With one of the largest practices in the United States that manages adults and teenagers with Celiac, she has evaluated over 1,000 patients with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
2nd Opinion Consults on all Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dr. Rudert sees patients from all over the United States for second opinion consults on a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Every day Dr. Rudert sees patients who are concerned about their continued symptoms despite a wide variety of prior incorrect diagnoses, and funds expended. One out of every six patients has the wrong diagnosis and this data has been published but is typically not known by the general public.
Dr. Rudert’s focus is identifying the core causes of gastrointestinal issues with a comprehensive evaluation enabling her to treat underlying medical conditions that may have previously been undetected. Dr. Rudert then creates an individualized course of treatment tailored to each patient’s unique set of needs. Rather than just treating the symptoms of the disease, Dr. Rudert believes the best results are achieved by getting to the core cause of the problem and treating the disease accordingly.
Committed to educating the public, patients and physicians about this commonly missed disorder, Dr. Rudert lectures throughout the United States and Canada on Celiac Disease. She also lectures on inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Please click on "About" Dr. Rudert for more information.
What is Gluten Intolerance?
The symptons can be varied.
Gluten intolerance, or sensitivity is a condition that may have symptoms similar to celiac disease that improve when gluten is eliminated from the diet. Those with gluten intolerance however, do not test positive for celiac disease or allergy to wheat. There is no blood test to determine if an individual has gluten sensivity. However, a diagnosis can be determined by testing negative for celiac and then improved symptoms after eliminating gluten from the diet.
NOTE: It is important not to self-diagnose. If you think you have symptoms of celiac diease or gluten sensitivity, it is important that you seek a professional diagnosis. The most accurate testing is done before you start a gluten free diet. Accurate testing is crucial to ensure a proper diagnosis in order to obtain proper treatment to optimize long term health. Please contact our office for information or an appointment: