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Silent Celiac Disease

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This is from Danna Korn's book Wheat Free Worry Free.


About Silent Celiacs...

Asymptomatic celiacs feel no symptoms associated with celiac disease, yet intestinal damage is occurring and the continued ingestion of gluten can result in any number of associated conditions.

Most of these people were discovered as a result of testing because they had relatives with celiac disease, and recognized the importance of testing despite a lack of symptoms.

Question that was asked: "If I don't feel the effects of gluten, why should I go gluten free?"

Answer: Intestinal lymphoma or shortened life expectancy. Lymphoma is 40 TIMES MORE COMMON in untreated celiacs. The mortality rate is TWICE as high for untreated celiacs. The more delayed the diagnosis (and treatment by going gluten free), the higher the mortality rate.


This is frightening, and shows this should be taken very seriously.



Enterolab 1/2006

IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes

Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

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