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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is genetic, but not all people who carry the genes (about 30 to 40% of the population) go on to develop it. I have a daughter who has two parents (one confirmed celiac and the other not) who can not tolerate gluten. It would seem as though she would be doomed, but so far, she has tested negative. Autoimmune disorders run rampant in both our families. The only thing you can do is hope for the best. The good news is that you are armed with knowledge and if you do have children who develop celiac disease, you can recongnize it right away.
We all want to prevent our children from suffering or going through any kind of hardship. We can not prevent it, but we can teach them the skills necessary for coping with anything life throws at them.
Best wishes in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy it!
What type of gluten does Chili's Chicken Enchilada soup contain? Wheat, barley, or rye? I am not sure and I accidentally ate some. This determines if I go to the hospital or not. Does anyone have an answer before I have to go?
I'm getting married soon (8 days) so we've been thinking about future and children and such. Is there anything I can do to prevent my child from getting celiac? I have it and I'm very sensitive. I was diagnosed at 9 after my dad was. Is there any way for me to keep my children from going through that?
I must say I am very thankfull for all the positive reinforcement I am finding here. It has been a struggle to finally hit the gluten nail on the head. So many other culprits exist that have similarities to gluten sensitivity. It took over five years, but I finally exhausted all the possibilities. In a way it is actually a relief. Thank God my wife is very patient. She also has a friend with full blown celiac too, I get advice from her by way of the wife. Also, some of the FB groups I have joined are not overly friendly to people that are looking for help. But they sure are good places to swap recipes! Too bad I can't cook.
Thanks Pocah. You mentioned an intestinal ulcer. I thought I had developed gastritis, or possibly an ulcer myself. This happened after a very 'beery' weekend a year ago, and the pain never left.But now that I have committed to going gluten free for several weeks, its thankfully going away!