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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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    My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. After chasing down the reason for his growth delay, which lead us to pediatric endocrinologists, dermatologists, and now finally gastroenterologists. He was given a diagnosis. Needless to say, all of the symptoms were staring me in the face for years, and I never put the pieces together.
  1. Hello.. My 8 year old son was just diagnosed with Celiac disease, I'm wondering how long it takes for them to start growing again. When he was born he was in the 53rd percentile for his height and weight. When he turned 5 he was down to the 14th percentile for his height and weight. Now he is less than 5th percentile. I became concerned when I was throwing out his old clothes because they were worn, not because he was growing out of them. He is constantly complaining about the kids at his school calling him a midget and other mean names. To top it off his five year old sister is almost the same size as him, people ask me if they are twins, which of course hurts his feelings. I took my concerns to his primary pediatrician, who ordered a wrist x-ray to determine bone age. His bones were saying he was 6 or 7 years old (he's 8.5). So we went to a pediatric endocrinologist, she was trying to chase down a hormonal issue, when his blood work came back positive for celiac disease. It breaks my heart that he is so little. I feel like I tried everything to get him to grow. The horrible part is that I was thinking he just needed more calories, so I was loading him up with cakes, cookies, peanut butter and jelly on wheat. Carnation Instant breakfast added to his milk to boost his calories.. I now realize I was only making him sicker.. Now that I know his diagnosis, I reviewed the symptoms of the disease. He was displaying almost all of them since he was about 1.5.. I just want my guy to start growing again..