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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. Hi Dawnsister, I am new to the forum too and thought I would share with you that a few years ago my hair started to fall out and I was devastated but after going to the doctors and having a blood test it turned out I was anemic and there wasn't enough iron in my body for my hair to grow. After a few months of taking iron tablets my hair grew back and was in the best condition it had ever been in. 3 years later and again I have become anemic and just this week tested positive by a blood test for coeliac but I have started to notice hair falling out again but my irons levels are apparently quite low so as I am awaiting for a consultants appointment and hospital tests I feel another trip to the doctors again and the more I probably am stressing about my hair falling out is making the situation worse. I would advise that you get a blood test to see if you anemic and give you an explanation for your hair loss. Anemia will also make you feel so tired, the last week or so I have felt shattered and easily nod off during the day. I hope you feel better soon. Claire
  2. I just want to know either way now and can't believe the NHS's waiting list times, unfortunately cannot afford to pay to go private. I would love to give a gluten free diet a trial but the doctor advised me to keep the same diet going as this will effect the test results but I am entrigued to know if it would make a difference as I feel so tired all the time at the moment.
  3. Thank you for your replies. I have only been researching Celiac since yesterday and luckily came across this forum which already has given me a lot of advice and information. I am sure in time it will prove to be invaluable. Hopefully the biopsy will not prove negative as will be even more confusing and I can progress to see a dietician and try a gluten free lifestyle. Claire
  4. Hello all. I have been told today from my doctor that a I have a positive blood test for Coeliac. I have been anemic for 4 months and a repeat blood test last week showed that after taking iron tablets since diagnosis my levels are still very low, my nanna had Coeliac Disease and my mum suggested that I should have a test to rule it out as it can be hereiditary. I am just confused now as I have been referred to the hospital to see the consultant and have an endoscopy and gut biopsy but the doctor said that even tho I have tested positive it doesn't mean further tests will confirm I have celiac disease, when I asked her to explain how this can be the case, she didn't really answer so wonder if anyone could offer any further advice especially as the waiting list to see the consultant is 3-4 months. Thanks in advice Claire