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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. This is my first reply ever to a message board! But I think this is a really important topic... My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease last year at age 4 b/c she had quite a few obvious celiac symptoms. Just for kicks, we tested the rest of the family. To our surprise, our 3 yr old who has NO symptoms came up very positive, had the endoscopy, and definitely had intestinal damage already. Our gastroenterologist thinks that b/c a lot of these autoimmune diseases overlap, it's possible we dodged a bullet and saved BOTH our girls from getting other things like diabetes, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis. That's just a theory that's floating around... But regardless of what teenagers would want to eat, proven possible consequences of untreated celiac disease like anemia, osteoperosis, increased cancer risk, infertility, (and possibly increased chance of other autoimmune diseases) should be prevented if possible, and a simple bloodtest might do that for them. I'd DEFINITELY get them tested! Especially since you're asymptomatic yourself. By the way, neither of us parents have it, nor any extended family members so far! It's a mystery how our girls have it, but they certainly do and our youngest has her big sister to thank for getting it caught so quickly. Good luck convincing them! -Elizabeth