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#16 powerofpositivethinking

 
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:21 PM

I look for the super bloated belly  :)  Would you agree that any man with a beer belly probably has celiac disease or NCGS?

 

I know one when I see one....

and I did not go to medical school.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:33 AM

I look for the super bloated belly  :)  Would you agree that any man with a beer belly probably has celiac disease or NCGS?

 

lol  I do not think I would not necessarily assume that. If he is a beer drinker, he's probably got beer belly, but it does not exclude anything either.

 

I know plenty of chubsters (i was once one myself) who could be celiacs, for sure. One of the biggest mistakes doctors make is

thinking "you can't have celiac if you're overweight".  WRONG!

 

The other is "But no one in your family has celiac, so why would you?"...well, duh, someone has to be diagnosed first for it to be 

a documented familial disease. I bet most of us are the "first" but you can be sure you are not really the 'first" at all. 

The ones before us were just undiagnosed all their lives. (like my Dad) 


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