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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

        This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)Gluten-Free Alcoholic BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store.For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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    1. Teena143 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Not Sure Where To Begin...
      Hello everyone!
      What a great idea this is! I appreciate all feedback!
      Lets see..where do I begin? First off, I am a 23 year old female in relatively good health. Everything was fine and dandy till about 4 years ago. I have always had bowel and digestive problems after graduating high school..and maybe had some problems in high school but never noticed them. I had a peri-anal abscess about 4 years ago that was the most painful experience of my life!!! After a colonoscopy, i was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and about a year ago I started taking Lialda for that. My Crohn's is mild I would say but now I am beginning to think I dont even have Crohns. For about a year now I have been feeling horribly fatigued, down, anxious (had some panic attacks too!) depressed, dizzy like feeling cause my ears have a lot of inflammation and pressure in them (sinus related), bloating, heartburn and GERD like symptoms, and just not myself. I had gone to so many doctors who all think I am just a hypochondriac. I definitely feel worse after eating wheat. I bought the most basic test from Enterolab and got this as my result:

      gluten Sensitivity Stool Test
      Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 84 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

      Interpretation of Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA: Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was elevated, indicating that you have active dietary gluten sensitivity. For optimal health, resolution of symptoms (if you have them), and prevention of small intestinal damage and malnutrition, osteoporosis, and damage to other tissues (like nerves, brain, joints, muscles, thyroid, pancreas, other glands, skin, liver, spleen, among others), it is recommended that you follow a strict and permanent gluten free diet. As gluten sensitivity is a genetic syndrome, you may want to have your relatives screened as well.

      I am questioning the accuracy of Enterolab too. My gastro dr. did an endoscopy and everything was normal. No villi destroyed. When I mentioned celiac she said to try going gluten free and see how you feel. I guess that will just be my ultimate answer. I just wish I knew concreatly if it really is just a gluten allergy??? Any input would be awesome! Thanks
      God Bless you all!
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