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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. fullagle added a post in a topic Omg...i Might Be On To Something   

      Oh yes! Like high fructose corn nearly every packaged drink and food made today, it seems!

      Didn't have time to read this entire thread, but hope you've done much better off the corn!
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    2. fullagle added a post in a topic Probable Cd? Many Questions   

      Hi Mariann, Thank you for the reply and the kind welcome! I'm just getting my hands around how big a topic this is and how much I have to learn. Aren't we lucky to live in a time when so much info is available! Best, Geri
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    3. fullagle added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Probable Cd? Many Questions
      Hello, This is my first post. I'm glad to find this place, although I am not yet officially diagnosed.

      My doctor recently sent me for a number of blood tests, some of which related to celiac disease. I picked up the results at the lab, but don't have a follow up with doc for several weeks.

      After looking at the results, I gleaned that I might have celiac disease and so have started looking around the web for more info.

      Here are the test results that I'm wondering about:

      Gliadin AB IGG - 11 (ref: 0-19)
      Gliadin AB IGA - 98 (ref: 0-19)

      Am I correct in assuming that the positive IGA means I likely have celiac disease?

      I really don't have obvious GI symptoms....but I do have another autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) as well as osteoporosis and probably fibromyalgia.

      Is it always necessary to have to have a biopsy? If I'm correctly understanding what I've read, it seems that the positive IGA is a pretty big clue. I'm perfectly willing to proceed with gluten-free lifestyle without a biopsy....but perhaps there are compelling reasons to have one anyway.....Can anyone clarify that for me?

      Also, should I continue eating as always till I get a chance to discuss with my doc and/or have biopsy? If I'm likely to have celiac disease, I am inclined to jump right in and begin eating gluten-free to get on the road to healing. But (back to the biopsy question) maybe getting started now would mess up possible future tests.

      Out of curiousity, I dipped my toe in the gluten-free lifestyle for the past two days, and am a bit concerned to find that I feel worse, if anything. Very achy!

      Well, those are my questions for the moment! I'm grateful for any insight any seasoned readers might offer! Best, Geri
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