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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.

Changes In Your Body After Diagnosis
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Hey everyone,

I have a question that I have been wanting to ask other people with this disease.

After you stopped eating gluten, what kind of changes did you experience in your body. Apart from the obvious improvement of the gut in general.

Personally I have lost quite a bit of weight in fat for my size, even though I eat more than I used to, and I am pretty skinny to start with. However, when I go to the gym, the results come much faster than before, and i

My average heart rate has dropped quite substantially.

My skin, especially in my face is much clearer and I don't get zits and things like that at all anymore.

But best of all, the stomach cramps and diarrhea are gone!

There are tons of other things that have changed, but these are just a few.

What have you experienced personally? Since symptoms and recovery seems to be very individual, it would be fun to compare.

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My Plantar Fasheitis got dramatically worse and than went away. Sometimes my bloating is down. Other than that, I need to wait and see, because I have yet to have consistency. I am 6 months gluten free.

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My stomach aches and migraines are mostly gone, and I usually had one or the other all the time. My bloating went way down in my gut... I thought I had a beer gut and was becoming apple shaped, it was bloat. My hair started to grow back in (but I lost a bunch again due to another issue). My "C" cleared up after 2-3 months but that could have been from thyroid meds. My leg cramps went away. I used to have occasional bouts of plantar fascitis (sp?) too and it hasn't come back since I've been gluten-free.

Unfortunately my joint pain and fatigue hasn't disappeared but I now know that it was due to another health issue that I am treating... I helped me discover I had other problems that needed looking into.

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