Does It Have To Do With One's Age?
Posted 05 February 2004 - 01:22 AM
I am a 17- years old girl, and not sure if I should follow a gluten-free diet. I started it just because the symtoms matched with what I have... When I told some of my friends they asked me if I followed that since I was young.... So, can I have that disease of not being able to digest "gluten" while I am this age or should it be since I was a kid??
Please answer me ASAP....
Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:42 AM
Good luck to you!
Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:53 AM
Welcome to the board!
Celiac disease (also known as gluten intolerance, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or non-tropical sprue) is genetically transmitted, so if you have it, you have carried the gene for your entire life. HOWEVER, symptoms do NOT always begin during childhood! celiac disease can appear for the first time at any stage of life, even in elderly individuals, so it is entirely possible that symptoms you are noticing now could be a result of celiac disease.
The only way to find out for sure is to be tested. What are your parents' thoughts on your symptoms? Have you discussed them with your doctor? If you haven't already done so, I suggest familiarizing yourself with the celiac.com website, and directing your parents to it as well. It's wonderful that you are taking charge of your health at such a young age, and I hope the responsible adults in your life choose to support you in this. Good luck!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:14 PM
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 04:21 AM
The thing I'm looking for is a good doc. in where I live ..Which is Dubai. In Dubai they don't care much of "Gluten-free" foods... And don't even know about celiac disease. I don't like the idea of the test in which they reach your intestine.... And the other one by blood test isn't accurate.... The problem is not the diet as much as that I can't find any substitutes...Not even other flours...
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