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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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In trying to help my family realize that they all need to be tested for Celiacs, we had an intersting discussion about the related diseases and the many symptoms of celiacs. That seems to be my most effective way to get them to understand that they need to pay attention.

Please point out if I am wrong about some of this. After all, this is the best educated group of people that I can discuss medical issues with. This topic was meant to start a discussion on autoimmune diseases and diseases related to Celiacs.

I know that Celiacs is an autoimmune disease. I thought that when you had one autoimmune disease you are far more likely to get more autoimmune diseases. I believe thyroidism, hemachromatosis, and diabetis are automimmune disorders. Is that right? I know there are others.

In my family we have:



*colon cancer

*colon polyps found during numerous colon cancer screenings


*two celiacs

*adult onset diabetis



*two maculardegeneration

*several with skin cancer

*prostate cancer

*several with miscarriages and female problems.

So, when you have an autoimmune disease, does that mean you need to get a flu shot every year? Aside from keeping up with our Celiac disease and diet concerns, do celiacs need to keep watch for any other problems in their health?

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