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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. Really like the celiac.com website!

  2. [font="Century Gothic"]Until my daughter develops the ability to understand and communicate her feelings, I will have to guess if her bad belly is the source of a stomach bug, or the side effects of eating gluten. Because the entire world seems to be filled with germs, viruses and bacteria that are out to get children, a stomach bug seems to be a reasonable explanation
  3. I can completely relate to your situation. My daughter truly began her Celiac symptoms at 12 months, and it took another three months and alot of fighting with specialists to get the diagnosis. As already mentioned, the tests are not 100% perfect, and you may have to watch trends in his (?) eating to really understand what is causing the failure to thrive. Has your doctor recommended a biopsy of the intestinal track yet? If so, I would recommend you do the biopsy prior to changing your diet. If you remove gluten from his (or indirectly through your) diet and he begins to improve, than the biopsy could also be inconclusive. In my daughter's situation, they actually recommended that we reintroduce gluten into her diet for three or four weeks (basically make her sick again) so that the results of the biopsy are accurate. Also, newly diagnosed Celiacs have trouble digesting lactose as well (mainly because it is so hard on their systems). You may want to consider also removing dairy from your/his diet until he is better. At that time, you can slowly reintroduce dairy back into the system. Hope this helps!! And best of luck!