What is Gluten Free Diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Burgen Gluten Free Bread

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat. A gluten-free diet is recommended in the treatment of celiac disease and wheat allergy. It is a diet completely free of ingredients derived from gluten-containing cereals: wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, oats and triticale.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Celiac disease 106 41
Non-celiac gluten intolerance 74 36
General health 43 17
Fibromyalgia 17 11
Multiple sclerosis 13 6
Bowel irritability 11 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 13
None 125

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gluten Free Diet

Side effect Patients
Hunger 3
Weight loss 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Binge eating episodes 1
Calcium deficiency 1
Can cause elavated blood sugars (lots of carbs) 1

Show all 24 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Gluten Free Diet

Dosage Patients
daily 47
as needed 3
three times daily 2
five times daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Gluten Free Diet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 26
Other 14
Doctor's advice 9
Expense 7
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 44 patients who've stopped using Gluten Free Diet

Duration

Currently using Gluten Free Diet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 6

Stopped using Gluten Free Diet

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 96
Usually 42
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 59
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 20
$100-199 7
$50-99 13
$25-49 5
< $25 20
Not specified 81
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9 patient evaluations for Gluten Free Diet

Jan 17, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for celiac disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hunger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't buy any of the boxed or packaged GF foods that are only garbage. Gluten free means eat lots of veggies and fruit nuts seeds etc anything without gluten. The gluten free products food companies manufacture are mostly garbage read the label rice is high glycemic and they add sugar that is unneeded and lets not forget all the chemicals.

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Aug 28, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for celiac disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Just do it! Not sure about the rest of the world, but in Australia eating Gluten free at home or out and about is really easy...it just comes down to will power!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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