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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Hidden Glutens

    Does anyone have a place I can go to get a definitive list of everything that IS a gluten including things like the so-called hidden glutens? Thanks so much.
  3. When a recipe calls for gluten-free flour does it mean ANY Gluten-free flour like rice or soy? Or is this a special type of flour? Thanks.
  4. I think the symptoms are different from each person, not necessarily each age. Is there any symptom aside from the lack of growth? That was one of first indicators for our son however. We actually took him in for diarrhea which turned out to be caused by the Celiac but that had been a recent thing. He was 21.5 mos at that point and, obviously, had Celiac disease for longer than just a few months.
  5. We finally received our confirmation today. Our doctor told us that the way we figured it out is the best...by using the diet. He said that the blood tests are not always accurate. I have read that for small children they are even less accurate. Try eliminating all the gluten from the baby's diet. That's where we started. Within just a few days our son had improved. His stools were very much what you have described. He's been fine as long as he stays on the Gluten-free diet. We may have an endoscopy next year but for now the doc is happy with our own "lab results." Where do you live? If you are in Southern California, we see Dr. Grant at the CHOC PSF Clinic. You can contact them through Children's Hospital OC. I would ONLY see him though.
  6. We are still in our testing phase. The specialist claimed the paed did not order the correct testing for Celiac. Anyway, we are going back to a different specialist but at the same office on Wednesday so I've been doing some more research because we still have no difinitive answer (the lab has not returned the results of the last tests). I ran across this article http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/gi/celiac.html . In it the author says, "There is no test yet which is definitively diagnostic of celiac disease. Relief of symptoms or reversion of an abnormal intestinal biopsy to normal on a gluten-free diet is the most convincing evidence that an individual has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity." Is this simply old information? I am wondering because we have placed our son on a gluten-free diet and he has improved nearly 100%. Whenever we waver from that diet in any way, even to wheat-free foods, his symptoms return. Thanks so much for any information on this.
  7. Thanks, Julie, for your response to my earlier questions. I thought of one more: One of his symptoms is stunted growth. Basically he appears to have stopped growing around 12 mos of age. If he does have celiac will this be resolved? In other words, will he return to his normal growth curve or will he remain short the rest of his life? Thanks again. Stan & Sara Heer
  8. Our 22 mos son had a celiac panel (and several others) done last week. We are currently awaiting the results of all these tests. We had a couple of questions. 1) Last night we were watching Mystery Diagnosis on DHC and they had a little boy with Celiac on there. One of the things the mom said he did as a 1yo was to stuff his mouth full of food but not swallow it. Is this a typical thing for a baby with celiac? We were surprised when she said that because our son does that. In fact we have to check his mouth before he goes to sleep because he wants to sleep with food in his mouth. 2) I was reading up on some of the testing and was wondering if the endoscopic intestinal biopsy is always done for confirmation? 3) We have another son who has a birth defect that is possibly genetic (they are still studying to find out the cause, no one currently knows what the cause is). Is it common for people with Celiac Disease to come from families who have several people with birth defects or genetic disorders? Or is this just our fluke? Thanks. Stan & Sara Heer