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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. Gluten And Vitamins

    Couldn't agree more RiceGuy.. but there is one important fact with the Vitamin D deficiency, if you're not absorbing Vitamin D you are not getting the full value of any of the "C's", such as Vitamin C and Calcium which can lead to Degenerative Bone and Disk Disease, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. The reason that I bring it up is that if Maika has the deficiency D her doctor should be checking the C's as they can lead to Degenerative Bone and Disk Disease and Osteoporosis. I am currently suffering with Degenerative Bone and Disk Disease and Osteopenia. At 56 years old it is literally crippling me and my Rheumatologist has run test and all come back showing that the Degenerative Bone and Disk Disease and Osteopenia is genetic in nature. If at 19 I had knowledge of having Celiac's and knowing that Celiac's is contributory to the Degenerative Bone and Disk Disease and Osteoporosis I would have made sure that I was absorbing D, C and Calcium.
  2. Nikki-UK you are right on the money when saying the blood test will come out negative for celiacs if you've been on a gluten free diet for any length of time. I have celiacs and the blood test came back negative. It was my gastroenterologist that persistent and after doing a colonoscopy insisted on a performing an endoscopic biopsy of my small intestine. That report came back with a 99.8% diagnosis of Sprue Celiac. Like a lot of people with celiacs, I originally got sick and lost approximately 55 lbs in 5 weeks. Every time I ate I would get extreme cramping and spastic bowels so I basically stopped eating to avoid the pain. I should point out that my wife is a Registered Nurse so the concern was even greater as she was trying to figure out what the diagnosis was. I have been on a gluten free diet for over 10 years and normally have my diet under control. Though as most of us have become accustom to doing, you have to read all the labels. There was one point that I got sick and couldn't figure it out until we read the label on Sunkist Orange Soda to find they put modified food starch in it. Though my diet is under control I have developed a few of the side affects of celiacs such as Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Degenerative Bone Disease and Arthritis. One of the most important facts for young people with celiacs is to take gluten-free Vitamins and also get checked for vitamin D. If you are not absorbing Vitamin D then you will not absorb any of the C vitamins. My wife and family have also been very supportive of me and celiacs so that most family meals are 100% gluten free.