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What Happens When U Get Contaminated?

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hello....

I havent been dx with this YET, my mom has, good chance i have it too though...

Just been reading a lot of your posts about getting glutened, i know that certain people are more sensitve than others, but more importantly what happens to you internally? Is it really bad to slip up?

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If you have Celiac Disease, then, yes, a slip up will cause damage. That's not to say that if you've made progress and are healing, you will undo it all, but there is always damage done when a Celiac consumes gluten. The gluten causes an autoammune reaction that attacks the villi that line the small intestine. You have to be careful about the food and the products you use on your body. Its important to look out for cross contamination. There is much good info. here, a lot of people who have been through it who can answer any questions you might have along the way.

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Every slip up causes damage, even if you do not get symptoms. Some people just do not get symptoms but others can feel it.

Some people get more sensitive to gluten(I certainly did) but others do not and some never get symptoms, some get symptoms with large amounts only, some get sick from the smallest amount so it all varies from person to person.

They say that even small accidents as frequent as once a month shows damage to the degree of not even following the diet....this is because it takes time for intestines to heal and whenever you eat gluten you redamage yourself.

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People vary, so its impossible to say how much damage how much of a contamination will do...but as has been said here... slip-ups and mistakes do damage you, inside and out...and consistent ones keep you from healing and improving...

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