Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:36 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
We have two girls who had cavities between all of their molars at 4 yrs old. Yep, 8 cavities each. They were diagnosed with Celiac at 5.5 years. Now at 6.25 years (almost a year gluten free) the girls' teeth are actually recalcifying (we did xrays this week).
The belly aches are really what will help you get attention paid to Celiac. Also, one of my daughters BARELY had a positive TTG. Plus, I have never had a positive TTG/bloodwork (I had a positive biopsy). I had too many food aversions to have enough gluten to trigger the TTG...but the gluten I had was doing damage...
Find a REALLY good pediatric GI. If you let me know which major metropolitan area you're close to, I'll try to get a good referral from our GI (Dr. Michelle Pietzak at Children's Hospital Los Angeles). Also in LA, Dr. Brynie Collins is excellent.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:54 PM
there is information out there about dental issues linked to celiac disease. Here are a few links that i found by googling "celiac+dental disease"
http://www.jcda.ca/article/b39 (the Canadian Dental Association published this one)
1968 - allergic to bacon (arm rashes) & orange juice; sensitive to soy
1970s - lots of digestive problems, allergy to citrus, citric acid, cinnamon, lactose intolerant, rosacea from foods
1980s - allergic to oregano, basil, thyme, pork, strawberries, paprika, smokehouse-type seasonings, peppers
1990s - discovered digestive enzymes (YAY!) and my stomach issues resolved by 90%
2012 - diagnosed with celiac via blood tests (tTG) and genes (HLA DQA1*0201: DQB1*0202)
After learning about celiac, it is obvious my mom had it (ulcerative colitis), my brother has it, and my 3 young adult children have it (2 have digestive problems + anxiety; one has DH). we all went gluten-free november 2012.
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