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Ceoliacs And Hashimotos

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hi my 8 yr old daughter is just starting meds for hashimotos and she is being tested for ceoliacs disease which i have does this mean she is at a greater risk of developing ceoliacs disease and my mum has diabeties type 1

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I have Hashi's and Coeliac, my grandmother had Type 1 diabetes so did 3 of my aunts and my son has it too. My daughter has lichen planus an a/i skin disease very similar to psoriasis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the other big auto-immune disease in our family, going back to my great grandmother that I know of I'm the only one I know with Hashi's and Coeliac

I think it's a matter of auto-immune diseases in general tending to run in families/ be genetic .......different members can have different diseases not necessarily the same ones it's a matter of being aware

Others may have a different perspective/understanding


Diagnosed Eczema 1964 aged 16 but with what I know now from research am sure it was Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1969 at age 21 but had it from age of 12 many painful episodes over the years( was probably Coeliac all along)

Diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease/Hypothyroid November 1994

Low B12 November 2006

Low B12 (still!) July 2007 Docs are happy with results just above low end of normal..*sigh*....still need to resolve it

Gluten free since October 2006 after failing gluten challenge

Diagnosed Hiatus Hernia and Los Angeles Grade A reflux via endoscopy October 2007

Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease via same endoscopy / biopsy October 2007 (took them long enough!) despite being gluten-free damage still evident although had been taking iron tablets for iron deficiency without realizing they contained gluten. Subsequent blood tests show :Positive Anti-Gliadin IgA EIA antibodies, Positive Endomysial antibodies ,Positive tTG IgA antibodies of 300 ("normal" range 0-15)

Auto-immune disease goes back at least 5 generations in my family (and counting) Mainly Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Number 1 Son has Type 1 diabetes ..diagnosed March 2007 at age 31, number 2 son aged 24 is A/I disease free so far ,daughter has lichen planus ( similar to psoriasis) diagnosed 2003 at age 17 am now wondering if it is DH but with flippancy of the young she won't get any testing done

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There have been many, many reports on this board of various autoimmune disorders (including Hashimoto's, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis) greatly improving or even completely disappearing upon going strictly gluten-free.

This would suggest that it is more than a concurrence or cluster of related disorders, and that celiac might trigger the others.

Good luck convincing the pharmaceutical-industry-run medical system of that, though--they don't make any $ from a gluten-free diet, they make all their money from drugs and expensive tests.

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There is a 10% correlation between Celiac and auto-immune thyroid disease.

Considering the other auto-immune family history, your daughter should be screened. You should also get familiar with the symptoms, in case she does not come back positive but develops them in the future.


Michigan

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There is a 10% correlation between Celiac and auto-immune thyroid disease.

I would guess that it is much, much higher than that. University of Chicago's 2006 study, indicating a confirmed diagnosis of celiac in 1/133 people (with an average of ELEVEN YEARS before being diagnosed) strongly suggests that far more people actually have celiac than the "experts" know.

My endocrinologist is now screening all thyroid patients and all diabetic patients for celiac.

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thankyous all for your help my daughter is getting blood work done in Febuary for ceoliacs im hoping she doesnt get any having ceoliacs is the pits i have a 2nd cousin that has ceoliacs and diabeties type1 my mum and sister both have graves disease but as far as i know my daughter is the only 1 with hashimotos

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I would guess that it is much, much higher than that. University of Chicago's 2006 study, indicating a confirmed diagnosis of celiac in 1/133 people (with an average of ELEVEN YEARS before being diagnosed) strongly suggests that far more people actually have celiac than the "experts" know.

My endocrinologist is now screening all thyroid patients and all diabetic patients for celiac.

I totally agree. I think they should screen all auto-immune thyroid disease and diabetic patients.

All the statistics are changing daily, and the rates and incidences keep going up.

Laura


Michigan

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