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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. I voted yes: 1-2 years. Rosario was breastfed until she was 13 months. I only stopped because she was having problems with her weight gain and the peds [and I] thought it was because she wasn't eating enough table food and relying on being nursed even if she didn't eat her meals. I wonder now, even though she hasn't been diagnosed yet if she was getting gluten through my milk and that was causing problems. I guess I'll wait until the tests come back...
  2. Thank you so much to everyone for your responses! I'm so glad I found this forum because I was completely clueless about this condition and the diet seems so overwhelming but you've given me some real encouragement that it might not be so bad after all! I went ahead and called the pediatrician to request the blood work be done this week. I've been completely clueless as to why she wasn't gaining and I was really getting tired of my family saying I wasn't feeding her enough, so now I have @ least an explanation. One more question though: does this disease ever go away? I mean, is it possible that she might grow out of it one day??
  3. Hi, I have a 15 month old daughter who hasn't gained any weight since she was 11 months old. She's currently fallen off of the charts @ 17 lbs. 11oz. She's otherwise healthy I think: and a very clingy, but happy baby. She used to look healthy as well, but now, she has a swollen stomach and her arms and legs look remarkably thin. The skin on her bottom is even starting to become a bit saggy. Other than the absence of weight gain [or failure to thrive as the doctors have so nicely put it ] she was fairly loose stools and they are always about the color of her skin tone, so very light. She also doesn't eat very much sometimes, and eats a good amount @ others. They've put her on Pediasure for the next 6 weeks to see if it helps, but if it doesn't: they plan on doing blood work to check for Celiac and other potential culprits for her small size. The more I read about this condition though, the more I think I'm just going to request the tests now and find out. I'm so worried about her now, and I feel so bad for getting frustrated @ her not eating and being so clingy all of the time. When all this while she was probably in pain. I need some tips on a gluten free diet for a young toddler! How did you all handle having young children with this disease?