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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. Was diagnosed last December and was put on the Celiac Sprue diet. I am considered a latent case. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis three years ago and no one suspected then the connection of malabsorption with celiac sprue. Because of some colon annoyance off and on, my general doctor recommended a CT and then asked me to see a gastroenterologist who through an endoscopy discovered that I had celiac sprue disease. From that day on my life has changed in terms of eating habits. Particularly helpful has been the information I received from my doctor's office on celiac disease and all the web sites, including this one. In the meantime, I was able to purchase all 5 books by Bette Hagman and one by Carol Fenster which I found very helpful in terms of coping and learning to cook with the new flours, etc. I must say that in 3 months' time I have learned quite a bit. In the meantime, I think my body is readjusting to the new diet. Sometimes I experience some cramps but then they go away. Hopefully I will be able to handle this diet in the future. My doctor recommends another blood test after 6 months, and another endoscopy after two years to evaluate the situation. I trust my doctor and think I am in good hands. I would like to hear from other latent diagnosed cases and their experiences and maybe you can share some recipes or important information.