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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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New Here - Dealing With Possibility Of Late Dx
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Hello to all,

My dh has been ill for several months. He had a bad virus. This also let to depression, anxiety, and we even found out a low testosterone level. He also suffered a great weight loss.

He took a very natural approach to getting better. I believe that some dietary changes, which included cutting out wheat, improved his stomach problems greatly. Our daughter is gluten-free/cf so we are pretty well versed in this area, but I am having trouble fully convincing dh that he should keep away from wheat products.

Tomorrow I go food shopping and will pick up some more ready made gluten-free products. I have been trying to convince him to keep a food diary so that he can chart how well he feels and what he ate.

I think he has a late onset of this, but I don't see much info on that.

I need to know if Spelt flour is ok. I don't give it to my daughter, but he liked some muffins I got and he needs a good substitute and especiallly to put back the weight.

I'll post again at another time with more questions, but thanks for reading this for now.

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Spelt is not good.....one of the bad grains...very similar to wheat, or as one site puts it:

What is Spelt? Spelt (triticum spelta), an ancestor of wheat, is the most ancient and pure form ... Of all grains spelt is best suited for the human digestive system ...

LOL......best suited for digestive system........haha.....anyway, it's no good....there's a list of good and bad ingredients on this site (celiac.com)...go to site index on the toolbar on the left, go to safe and forbidden ingredients list, and you can find it......

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I think he has a late onset of this, but I don't see much info on that.

It can appear later on in life (least the symptons). Happened to me, and pretty sure with a lot of others who post here. =)

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Yep, I'm almost completely positive that mine was late onset as well. The only symptom I might have had as a kid was getting sick often, but I was also under a lot of stress and had undertreated asthma, so I don't think that's it. :-) (Yes, I know they can be related, but really, no symptoms that correlated that I can remember.)

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Late onset for my husband (he was 27). I have a co worker who was about 65 when he came down with celiac disease.

Don't agonize over weight loss so much as to get him going on getting tested to confirm celiac, etc. The sooner he gets diagnosed the better - this way you know for sure. Other health conditions could make you lose weight and you want to be certain you're on the right course.

We do most of our shopping at a natural food store that has groceries, celiac.com and other websites.

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He needs to be tested. ALL first degree relatives of somebody with celiac disease should be tested and it sounds like he definitely has the symptoms. Plus he improved when he cut wheat. Late onset is not at all unusual. I was 46. My father was 70. I urge you to get him tested but he must continue eating wheat beforehand.

Spelt is definitely not OK.

richard

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