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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 You can be gluten intolerant and not have Celiac. You can never get celiac if you do not have the gene. Even if you are gluten intolerant only, it will never turn into Celiac. You can have a copy of a gene that predispsoses you to gluten sensitivity. Now the question, so it is better just to be gluten intolerant? The answer is NO! In either case you can develope damage to the villi. Of course the chance of damage with Celiac is evident and the damage you get to your villi with just gluten sensitivity could be as low as 1%, but that doesn't mean it is ok to eat gluten because you are very susceptable to all the autoimmune diseases, (lupus, RA, ect, and of course ailments like bone pain, nerve damage, I could go on). So the bottom line is, what ever your diagnosis is, Do not eat GLUTEN! gluten free and loving every healthy minute of it, --------Debbie