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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 Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can 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-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is 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 Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where 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. Ya I know everyone's body is different and can have different reactions.  I'm just going to believe that it was the gluten that irritated my skin because I have no allergies to anything else.  I'm still new and learning about this, do you know if there is such a thing as a contact allergy to gluten? 
  2. I guess it depends which "experts" opinion you read.  The following article says that is IS a problem:
  3. Good idea.   I'm new to the sight....what is DH? 
  4. Hi,   Can anyone tell me what the "scientific" name is for gluten in shampoos and conditioners?  I see that many have posted that Tressemme has gluten.  I have been using one of their conditioners for months without any problems but I started using the Keratin smooth shampoo 2 weeks ago and my scalp and back have been itching like crazy.  As soon as I stopped using the shampoo it stopped.  I don't see anything on the bottle that says gluten or wheat protein.   Thanks!
  5. Impatient

    Well my endo came back negative for Celiac. I'm gonna go gluten free anyway and see if I feel better.
  6. Impatient

    Oh I didn't realize it could be different... Here is exactly what mine says: Test Result - Flag Units Reference Interval Celiac Disease Panel Endomysial Antibody (IgA) - Positive - Abnormal t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA - 10 - High Units - Reference Interval U/mL 0-3 Negative 0-3 Weak Positive 4-10 Positive >10 Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum - 74 - Low t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgC - <2 Units - Reference Interval mg/dl 91-414 U/mL 0-5 Negative 0-5 Weak Positive 6-9 Positive >9
  7. Impatient

    Ok i have my results: Endomysial Antibody IGA - Positive Abnormal (tTG) IgA - 10 Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum - 74 low (tTg) IgG - <2 And now i have to postpone my endo because of my asthma, can't get another appointment until late December.
  8. Impatient

    My pcp didn't tell me anything except that I tested positive for the antibodies. I'll have to call them. I've had stomach problems for years, was diagnosed with ibs and have been lactose intolerant since birth. The ibs meds never worked so i stopped taking them. My mom was diagnosed with celiac 3 years ago so when I had my physical this year i asked my doc to check for celiac when he did my blood work just to see. And here I am now
  9. Hi, I am new here. A month ago my blood test came back positive for gluten anti-bodies. I have an endoscopy next week, but am wondering if anyone knows what percentage of people who have the endoscopy actually test positive for celiac?? I really want to start going gluten free, to see if I feel better but I know I can't until after the endo. I'm also having doubts about the endoscopy and will be disappointed for putting myself through that if I end up not having celiac. Any thoughts or statistics? Thanks!