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Can you gain celiac disease as you get older? I never had the issue of feelin ill after eating meals and just having general abdominal pains, however now that I'm older I've began to get this, I went to the doctors and had a few tests, they think it could be celiac disease but I thought you had to be born with it? 

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Hi Fern,

Yes, you can get celiac disease at any age.  Some people get it at a young age, but others get it later in life.  Many people carry the gene for celiac but never develop the condition.  It seems the immune reaction can be triggered by some stress, such as disease or other things and then celiac can appear.  That can happen at any age.

Welcome to the forum Fern! :)

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