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hi mommida... yes she did get the endoscopy done and biopsie too when she was younger in her country. They told her she had malabsorption and villi atrophy in the duodenum. Thats just a longer term of saying you have celiac disease.. to mee anyways..
Hi raven, thanks !
Yes she is very strict with the diet, she hasn't been putting on wieght because she eats very little and very slow. She is 90lbs at 38 yrs old. I think they didn't know much about the disease back in the days in Cuba.
She said she feels some what better on the diet, but she doesn't have much energy. Everything she eats is safe home made and labelled gluten free. She also got tested for extra allergies and everything was ok. Did her routine blood tests and eveything was ok also.
Hi, i met my girlfriend about 4 years ago. She was told back in her country when she was a child that she had malabsorption and flattened villi, but she was never told to follow a gluten free diet, which made her confused. After 3 years of strict gluten-free diet, she decided to go get tested for celiac, doctor told she doesn't have the disease. Off course her blood tests will be negative if she has been gluten-free for 3 years, yet she wants to be certain. I explained to her the only way of getting a positive diagnosis is by eat lots of gluten for many months, I know it will make her very sick. She also has Chrons disease and she hasn't been putting on wieght. Her doctor told her that even though she has been gluten free for 3 years, he can still detect the disease for blood work. Is this true from the doctor, she said he wasn't a good doctor.
Ok, whats the deal with this weight gain...I gained 5 pounds since last tuesday.. I'm not complianing or anything but, everyones freakin out hear, everyone knows me as skinny Mario,, I also never gained wieght since 18 years old..was always under weight..my doc is freakin out..must be the uncle bens and, the meat and, bananas..