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..."Harvard, UCSD, and the American College of Gastroenterology all agree that stool tests are simply not sensitive or specific enough methods in screening for celiac disease...."
Vitamin deficiencies may delay healing. Ask your doctor to test for deficiencies!
Many Celiacs have poor absorption for an extended period of time and their vitamin stores get depleted. Some vitamins can't be stored and must be absorbed every day. Yet with poor absorption, eating enough to make up for a deficiency is very difficult.
Vitamin deficiencies can cause other health problems. CyclingLady had anemia due to a vitamin B12 deficiency. I had a niacin deficiency that caused pellagra. A deficiency of vitamin D causes depression. Vitamin A deficiency causes nightblindness.
Check with your doctor!
I recently had lab tests and an endoscopy done. My fecal anti-gliadin test came back at 380 units (normal is less than 10 units) but my endoscopy was clear (negative for Celiac's). My GI told me I had non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. Eliminating gluten from my diet has helped tremendously. I read that sometimes the endoscopy can be wrong; should I worry about this?
As as a result of all this, I had my children tested too. Their fecal anti-gliadin test results were 115 units (5 years old) and 40 units (20 months old). Their pedi GI scheduled an endoscopy, but is an endoscopy really necessary? What is the benefit of knowing if it's Celiac's or just gluten sensitivity if they will already be eliminating gluten because of my diet? I'm trying to inconvenience my kids as little as possible while still gaining an accurate diagnosis.
Activated charcoal capsules might help. Try avoiding dairy products and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) because they cause a lot of gas to be produced during digestion. Charcoal chemically absorbs some of the gas.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you? Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉 Do you know how to fix it? You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.