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?
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
A quick update for anyone who gets these odd readings with their coeliac disease.
My ttg was elevated - significantly - in November (86) and the LFT/LET they ran showed my immunglobulins are up yet again - three points above normal. So it seems to be that my liver gets angry when I get gluten in my diet. Two gastrenterologists didn't even mention it to me.
Now I'm going to be ultra careful after a few slips this summer in the hope it comes down again.
More and more, people are adopting a gluten-free diet due to perceived health and weight-loss benefits.
A team of researchers recently set out to ask people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity about their views on the health effects of gluten, and safety of vaccines and gluten-free food products.
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Get that follow-up testing. At least help confirm that you are compliant with the diet and that celiac disease is not the root cause of your brain fog and anxiety. Once ruled out, your doctors can focus on other possible AI issues that are beyond your control (unlike celiac disease). For now, you can focus on a good healthy diet. Consider a modified AIP diet. I just read a study involving this diet and IBD (autoimmune) done by Scripps in San Diego. There was a 77% remissions rate. Amazing! This can (in theory) be applied to other autoimmune issues. It helps to validate that diet can heal.
here are some follow-up guidelines:
Hang in there. Consider Ennis’ tips too, but I prefer and do well without supplements. My doctor has checked me for deficiencies and so should yours. You need to really figure out what is best for you (food, supplements, etc.)
I think if you search through this section of the forum, you will find that many children see a quick drop in their antibodies. Recovery can come fast or slow in both kids and adults. We are all different!
I can tell you that my antibodies are still high, yet I had a repeat biopsy done last week showing healthy villi (Marsh Stage IIIB at diagnosis five years ago). So, here I was beating myself up for having elevated antibodies which made it look as if I was not diet compliant, and I was actually healed. Researchers have not done a lot of studies about repeating the antibodies tests after diagnosis to monitor progress (lack of funding for sure). Repeat antibodies testing is not perfect, but it is the only tool in the box right now. We suspect my antibodies (DGP IgA only positive on the panel ever) are up for other reasons (e.g. my Hashimoto’s, another AI issue, residuals from a previous gluten exposure). I do have symptoms but these were attributed to other things including chronic gastritis which, since I do not have active celiac disease, h. Pylori, drink alcohol, and am allergic to NSAIDs and other meds, is probable autoimmune.
Great job on keeping him safe! I am glad he is feeling better. He is seeing results from the diet which helps confirm the diagnosis. Systemic issues can take longer to heal, so just keep moving forward.