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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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  1. I am just starting here but I think my trigger was gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago. I didn't realize anything was wrong with me until very recently though. I had no idea why I started getting crazy rashes on my knees and elbows 4 years ago, that have migrated to my fingers and the back of my neck over the past few years. Any stomach issues were very slight and I attributed those to the gastric bypass until a few months ago. That was when I had abdominal pain that had been going on for 3 weeks. I (finally) went to my regular doctor and he sent me to the ER immediately. Was diagnosed at the ER with mild case of colitis, told to follow-up with my regular doctor and a Gastroenterologist, ASAP. Gastro performed a colonoscopy and diagnosed me as having the genitic markers for Celiac. They advised me to "look into" going gluten free. Until I started reading posts here I had no idea how important gluten-free really is and how deeply it can affect every system in our bodies. I can see now how many things I thought were normal may be the result of gluten.
  2. I have had sleep apnea for many years. I use a CPAP and after so many years I find it difficult to sleep without it. I have just started the gluten free journey and after reading some of your posts, I wonder if going gluten-free will help my apnea. I will let you know in a few months how it is going. Kathi