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Celiac disease breathing problems?

I just had a blood test today & my antibodies are high & there's a strong chance i have celiac disease

& i need a biopsy in hospital to confirm it

I can't eat half the foods i love anymore

I feel sooo alone & scared

has anyone else had it

can it cause breathing problems? thankyou

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    When first diagnosed, Celiac Disease can seem pretty scary. I know I was when I was first diagnosed. You will have to make some dietary changes amonst other things but with practice it will come. There is so many helpful sources out there from recipes to helpful information to living the gluten free life. I have a blog with helpful information and recipes at

    There are also many other sites on the web. Just Google Celiac or Gluten Intolerance. Lots of blogs have many gluten free recipes. I've also found these websites helpful as well:

    Hope that gives you some source of support!


  • Caly
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Celiac disease generally doesn't cause breathing problems, but stress can cause hyperventilation, shortness of breath, etc. If you are seriously stressed about the situation, that might be the cause of your breathing problems. Celiac disease is not the end of the world. I have celiac disease and in my opinion, how bad it is depends on how you decide to deal with it. If you focus on the fact that you can't eat anything good anymore, you will be miserable. But if you take it as a challenge, or simply something that you have to make a diet change for just like diabetes or high cholesterol, then it won't be so bad. As long as you adhere to a gluten-free diet, you will have no problems.

    In addition, there are plenty of gluten-free options out there, online and in health food stores. You are not the only person with celiac disease and there are enough people out there that companies have started making plenty of gluten-free products. There are cookies, cake-mixes, pizzas, breads, waffles, cereals, pastas and all kinds of other foods that have gluten-free versions nowadays.

    So don't worry, once you get a chance to take a deep breath and figure out what's going on, you will find it's really not that bad.

    Source(s): I have celiac disease.
  • sailor
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Join the club. Celiac disease affects about 1 percent of the population and is rapidly getting diagnosed more and more. Although celiac disease hasn't been directly implicated in breathing difficulties, it does cause various malnutritions and different problems in different people largely due to the part of the intestine that is compromised the worst in that particular person. I have celiac disease and COPD which are probably not related but on my gluten free diet, I was able to go off my meds for COPD meds for a few years before I had to go back on them. If you are having asthma caused by an allergy to one of the grains that carries gluten (wheat, rye and barley and related grains), then you might get relief as you cut out those grains. But the allergy is a different thing than celiac disease.

    Here are some websites that will help you get started on a gluten free lifestyle.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There have been other people on these boards explain a lot of the same things you are going through and found out that not only were they Gluten Intollerant/Celiac, they also had an allergy to wheat and even gluten in general. The only way to find out is to go through the testing with the allergist. Did she happen to mention the tests that will take the "hours and hours"? Considering that you are having issues to foods that have shared conditions that you really need to get checked.

    I saw one and they told me that it wasn't food allergies because my reaction wasn't like that of a person with severe food allergies (peanuts, shellfish, etc....). I didn't react to the scratch test for wheat but did find out that I have allergies to things that I never seemed to react to.

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  • Rosie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    it can't cause breathing problems.

    i have been celiac (coeliac the uk version) for like all my howl life, you do get used to it and you can still eat cakes an that,you have gluten free stuff but it is more expensive. and you will make more homemade cakes and food.

    a website for uk is you can find info and recipe on there

    a website fo usa is

    ( i dont know were you are from)

    i hoped i helped :)

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