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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I don't see that stopping gluten would cause a rash for anyone. You might want to look at this site http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/
  2. So the simple explanation is - You eat gluten. It travels along and gets to your small intestine. For some reason, your small intestine feels it is an invader. but instead of making antibodies that "attack" the gluten, the small intestine cells make antibodies that attack itself. Sort of misguided, but that's what happens. Now these antibodies are in the small intestines . It can take weeks to make enough of them in the small intestine for them to make it to the blood stream in big enough numbers to show up on a Celiac blood test. So, one meal of gluten, after a long period gluten-free, probably wouldn't effect the level of antibodies in the blood.
  3. Almond flour has a lot more fat in it than regular flours. It made out of nuts/almond which are fatty
  4. A couple of days gluten-free probably won't matter. but it doesn't work that way. It isn't gluten in your system" they are testing for. Gluten is not in your blood. It is the antibodies your body makes to gluten that the blood test looks for.
  5. You can supplement if you want to. IF you are low on iron or vitamin D - then some vitamins might be helpful. The treatment for Celiac disease is a strict gluten free diet. Some people need to cut out lactose for a few months, too. The villi that are damaged in Celiac are the part that helps you digest lactose. So, until they are healed, it might help to skip milk , cream, etc. http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/are-there-vitamins-created-specifically-for-nutrient-deficiencies-in-celiac-patients-2/
  6. First - there is no such thing as a "gluten allergy". Celiac is an autoimmune disease. Just so you understand. It could be Celiac or a different gluten intolerance. I am guessing you aren't going to get tested for Celiac disease. IF it were me, I would be more concerned that maybe there is still some sort of infection or parasite from the places you have been. I think I would try to get a good work-up for that first.
  7. The thing is. They didn't have to say anything about gluten free food. They didn't have to put that mean-spirited dig in there at all. They could have just showed the awesome thing for serving food. People with food sensitivities would have just substituted gluten-free or peanut free food in their minds. Just like anyone would have said - I hate cucumbers - so my party tray won't have that on it.
  8. Yes, the second half of the list are possibly made on shared machinery. The ones labeled gluten free are not. And they are tested for Gluten.
  9. You should get the lymph nodes checked. You need to be eating a regular gluten containing diet to get the best & most accurate results for celiac disease.
  10. That isn't entirely correct. the gluten-free list is the stuff that they know is & test to be gluten-free and not made with gluten products. The other list is no gluten ingredients but not tested . Read the link for the explanation
  11. There was a study where they checked 2 weeks on a gluten-free diet , and antibodies were still going up . The study wasn't about that, so I think that is why they didn't go any further. So... looks like 2 months gluten free? If we think that antibodies are still being made at least two weeks gluten free.... account for the fact that most people need a few weeks to actually figure out and eat gluten-free...I would say it was a bit soon to re- test antibodies. Edit it to add- if you were tested sept 12 and ate gluten for 6 more weeks before going gluten-free - who knows how high it got. Shame on your doctor for doing the re- test so soon and discouraging you!
  12. Later Diagnosis

    Lots of people are diagnosed after 50 according to this https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227015/
  13. Dr In Cincinnati/n.ky

    Are you saying people posted using your profile? Please report that to Admin. I haven't heard of anyone wanting to steal someone's profile to post on here.... but I guess it could happen.
  14. Dr In Cincinnati/n.ky

    These posts are from 2004. Also - are you saying you have 2 or more profiles? Message Scott/Admin and he can combine them.
  15. Did you have a question? Maybe talk to the doctor about the hernia and if it is actually causing these issues? If it is, ask the doctor about treatment/surgery?