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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. Gene Testing?

    Thanks....my head has been spinning trying to figure all of this out. It's appealing to just do it and go gluten-free for the time being as we piece together this family puzzle. Great that you gave your teenagers the freedom to do their own experiment. Also nice to hear that some people do test negative through Enterolab...I was beginnng to think that everyone in the world had gs after reading about Dr Fine's work!
  2. Hi, I'm new here (though have spent countless hours as a guest learner) and am finally ready to post! I stumbled upon all of this when I did a gluten free trial myself this fall and am literally a new person (headaches, fatugue, daily nausea, bloating and indigestion). DD had frequent tummy aches, constipation, pale stools, canker sores and unexplained mood swings. All symptoms cleared up within days on a gluten free diet. I'm willing to stay on the diet myself without a confirmed dx but was not willing to commit a 5 year old to it so decided to do the gene test on dd through Enterolab (which I hoped might also shed light on my genetics!) Her genes revealed both a celiac gene and a gluten sensitive gene. What this tells me for sure is that both my husband and I possess gluten sensitive genes, that DD will pass a gluten senstive gene to her children and that she could be, or already is, celiac. Dr Fine maintains (hypothesizes) that everyone with a celiac gene is gluten sensitive. I plan on keeping dd on a gluten-free diet. Is further testing necessary? Should I have gene tests performed on my asymptomatic children? The chances are pretty good that they too will possess gluten sensitive genes. Does everyone with a gluten sensitive gene experence some form of gluten sensitivity? This network is wonderful and has provided me with so much comfort and information as we walk this road. Thanks so much to the veterans who share their knowledge and experince with us newbies!