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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

For All Of The Ones Waiting For Recovery :)
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How long it's going to take to get better has been up a lot lately, so I pricked my ears when I came across this just now : "I’ve increased the [follow-up] biopsy interval from one to two years because only 40% of people had complete recovery after 12 months gluten-free." This was in an article on the celiac.com site, by William Dickey, a gastroenterologist at Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, with over 400 celiac patients attending his clinics. :)

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Thanks for posting this. Too many on this forum have been lead to believe that the healing process is fairly immediate. It most definitely is not. Perhaps an authoritative statement like this will insert a little reality here. I was given this two year figure as a minimum. Claire

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that is really depressing :(

I have gone to gluten-free restaurants and I have gotten glutend from them. I was only dx about a little over a year ago and the last three times that I have been to PF Changs I have been contaminated. I am very sensitive to gluten and I can tell with in 1/2 an hour if I have eaten the wrong thing. I am so careful and I really enjoy going out to eat, and that is why I go to gluten-free restaurtants, but I cant rely on anything.

Thank you for the information I really appericate it :)

Amanda NY

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