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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 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. This might help explain it: https://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/FaqResult.aspx
  2. Hi, brooklyn718! If you get your diagnosis, it will change your life. You'll be overwhelmed at first, but after awhile you'll get the hang of it and you'll eat better, heal your body and feel better. I suggest you find a local support group or maybe even a couple online, like on Facebook. Check out the smart phone apps, like ipiit. You can enter what food ingredients you want to avoid and then scan the bar code of products. WARNING! There are lots of yummy gluten-free products out there, but many have higher amounts of sugar. Best to eat clean (meat, veggies, fruits) and stay away from processed foods. Don't be afraid to ask ANYTHING! We have all been there. You can do this!
  3. Maybe this article will help. http://glutenfreeworks.com/blog/2011/01/25/celiac-disease-excessive-gas-in-the-digestive-tract-what-it-is-and-how-to-get-rid-of-it/
  4. So sorry for your problems and frustration. Check out Facebook groups "Gluten Free Planet" and "Celiac Disease Support Group" (I think, or something like that). They may be able to give you some help. Maybe see a naturopathic Doctor or a nutritionist?
  5. I would suggest that anyone who suspects they may have Celiac disease, get the tests. Not only for yourself, but for your immediate family. I was recently diagnosed and have a daughter who is pregnant. A new study suggests that "if" she were a celiac, she would want to breast feed the baby differently (longer before introducing gluten). My son has had mouth sores for a long time and "if" he knows there is a possibility that they related to Celiac disease, he can give that information to his physician. If I hadn't been diagnosed, my family members, including sister and brother and nieces and nephews, would be in the dark longer and not be diagnosed. Now they at least have a heads up when they start displaying symptoms of Celiac disease. So, do it for your family!