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luvs2eat

Celiac Disease... Circa 1972

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Looked up Celiac Disease in my 1972 nursing medical dictionary and this is what it said, in essence.

Celiac Disease is a rare condition where the patient can not digest sugars and fats. Some say that wheat and rye play a part. It's similar to sprue and some say it is the same.

(Symtoms were similar to those we know of today)

Treatment is a low fat, low sugar diet. You might want to stop eating gluten as well. If, after 6 months... you're feeling well, you can add one food at a time till you're back to eating everything you were before.

I wanna go on THAT diet.


luvs2eat

Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas

positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy

diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day

Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!

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Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Celiac Disease is a rare condition where the patient can not digest sugars and fats.

Boy, don't I wish!! :D


Dessa

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Wow! :o

If only it were so easy--or rare <_<


Patti

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That is too funny! Thanks for posting. As much as I complain about doctors being incompetent today, I should really be thankful for what IS known about this disease now.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I agree with the above remarks but It is interesting that they pointed out the dangers of SUGAR. :o


Lee

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I agree with the above remarks but It is interesting that they pointed out the dangers of SUGAR. :o

I was thinking the same thing Lindalee, maybe there is something to the total inability to digest other things as well, like sugar and fats.

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I'm not surprised of the sugar - a lot of celiacs have huge blood sugar problems; as for the fats - well, fatty stools, right? undigested fats.

i think that it is awesome it was in there - so they were off, yes, but at least they were exploring it at that time.


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