Jerry S. Trier MD


Hidden Gluten

Gluten is a protein found in some grains, notably wheat, barley, and rye. Some foods and food products may contain gluten even when it is not specifically listed as an ingredient. The following foods and food products may have hidden gluten: Milk products Ice cream and other frozen dairy products Cheese spreads Yogurt…

Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a problem some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein. It’s found in the grains wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a wheat-rye cross). People can have a food intolerance to gluten but not have celiac disease. Gluten sensitivity may cause similar…

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an abnormal immune system reaction to gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a wheat-rye cross). It damages the small intestine so that it can’t do a good job of absorbing nutrients from your food. If you have celiac disease, you need to avoid foods that contain…

Rickets

Rickets is a rare disease that results in soft, weak, and pliable bones. It is caused mainly by a lack of vitamin D. Rickets most commonly affects children, who may have low vitamin D levels due to poor diet or a condition (such as celiac disease) that makes it difficult for the body to absorb vitamin D and calcium…

Sprue

Sprue is a disorder in which the intestines are unable to absorb nutrients from food. It can cause loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, muscle cramps, pale skin, and bone pain. Sprue occurs in two forms: tropical and nontropical. Tropical sprue affects people who live in tropical areas. Its exact cause is not clear…