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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. How Can I Gain Weight?

    I am also having problems gaining weight. I am currently 22 and have been diagnosed with celiac disease since I was a few months old. I have always been thin/lean as I spent most of my school days playing sport. However as I have got older I hevent gained much weight at all depite the fact that I eat like a horse. About 3 years ago I was also diagnosed with ulcerative colitis which was a bit of a shock - I was extremely ill for over a year and am currently taking asacol tablets to keep the condition under control. I was also on steroids for a while to counter-act the negative effects of the laxatives etc I had to take (I have had 3 colonoscopies since I was diagnosed). As bizarre as it may seem however, I still didnt gain any significant weight when taking steroids, I just found I was eating more often. I wouldn't say I was severely under weight, Im just a little puzzled at how I can eat so much and yet my weight doesn't seem to change. Sometimes the effects are noticable (looking in the mirror etc), other times its simple things like my watch almost falling off my wrist as the amount of flesh on the bone has decreased. I'd like to do something to gain weight, even if only a few pounds. I have read the replies above and may try some of the food changes proposed, any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Would someone such as my GP be able to offer any advice?