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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. Hello, Dolly It is possible that "Silent Celiac Disease" is simply a description of the disease before it has been diagnosed. I have suffered with it for years, off and on, probably because I have never been a big fan of pasta, pizza, and bread. Some people have it but never have the symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss and other signs usually associated with celiac. I was diagnosed after a nutritionist suggested "wheat or gluten allergy." Bingo-I realized that my daughter had celiac disease when she was a toddler but I didn't know that adults could get it. So I went off all the gluten that I knew about, and my symptoms improved. I got the ELISA gluten tests about 4 months later and after loading up on cookies, pasta, etc. for a few days I tested at 100 or above on all 3 tests, 30 being a strong positive result. I never had a biopsy because I felt so much better being gluten-free and I did not want to go back on a gluten diet in order to have the test. If you get tested ask for the ELISA test as it is more sensitive. Check it out on the internet. At any rate, if you are even gluten sensitive, the only way to go is totally gluten-free. Otherwise, it is possible to develop such ailments as anemia, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, diabetes and even lymphoma, as my doctor informed me today. I have had all of the first three-I no longer have the anemia or osteoporosis but I take thyroid medication. Read EVERY label-I have found gluten or wheat in things like sour cream for baked potato in Wendy's, the rotisserie chickens at the grocery, sliced ham in the deli. And root beer is brewed with barley, nearly ALL cereals are flavored with barley malt-even rice and corn cereals which celiacs could eat otherwise. A gluten-free diet is not so terrible-just a nuisance at times when eating out. There are rice pastas which are quite acceptable and more gluten-free products are coming out all the time. I just found Stagg's chili makes 5 different chili versions that are gluten free. MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK ON CAPS> SO LONG FOR NOW>