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Any Race Can Get Celiac ?

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I believe that's true , but where exactly are they getting it from ? Are they mixed race Blacks,Hispanics,and others that are part northern European heritage or do other race people have their own version of Celiac Disease?


I have DNA ancestry in NW.EUROPE,where CELIAC'S known to be common.

DEC. '05 TESTED POSITIVE for the Celiac GENES HLA-DQ2 , and DQ3 SUBTYPE DQ8

Celiac Negative Endoscopy-Aug.'08 - Diagnosed with Hernia and GERD(Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease),and prescribed Acid Reducing Medication. I hadn't eaten WHEAT for a year prior to the Endoscopy-maybe that's why result was Negative. I need TTG test to determine Active Celiac Status/

Disgnosed with Sjogren's 9/19/2008- Internist referred me to Eye Doctor and Rheumatologist.

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I believe that's true , but where exactly are they getting it from ? Are they mixed race Blacks,Hispanics,and others that are part northern European heritage or do other race people have their own version of Celiac Disease?

It's my understanding that any race can develop Celiac, period. Just like any race can get cancer or diabetes. It seems that it's more prevalent for some races, but anyone can get it, regardless of race, sex, or age.

-Sarah


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Yes any race can have celiac. Although the genes that cause celiac in peoples that do not consume large amounts of gluten will often present with different diseases unless those peoples 'Westernize' their diets. Researching my oddball gluten sensitivity gene for example revealed that in Japan my gene is considered to be linked to a rare form of diabetes, at least in the past. Now that folks in Japan are consuming a more 'American Style' diet it is now presenting in the form of celiac. The celiac genes are present in most populations but if those folks don't consume large amounts of the gluten toxin in their typical diet it may manifest differently.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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