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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. cirrus16 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Hi everyone,

      I had been in a fog for years - treated for depression etc - but it was really the weight loss that got my doctor searching. The biopsy last December confirmed celiac disease. I'm 57 and who knows how long I've had celiac disease. I'm still in the fog, but have noticed improvement. Now I would like to get an idea of what to expect regarding improvement. I'm sure I'm like a lot of you -- ok I'm celiac disease, I'm gluten free, but I want to have an idea about how/when recovery occurs to know I'm on the right track.

      Is there a way the damage to the villi can be defined - minor, moderate, etc?? And would the degree of damage help predict recovery?

      How often should blood work be done?? I assume this is a way to monitor improvement. My clinic uses ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City.

      Last question. I believe I read something about celiac disease masking poor thyroid function. Does anyone have info about this? Should thyroid testing be done differently for us with celiac disease?

      Thank you.
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    2. cirrus16 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Is there any published documentation to confirm Enterolab's methods are accurate? In the medical community this is typically done by peer review. Any third-party validation of any kind? Thank you.
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    3. cirrus16 added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Bread Machines
      It seems like using a bread machine is a good idea. I have started shopping and would appreciate any advice. Just looked at the Breadman Ultimate -- any thoughts. Thank you.
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