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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.
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My mom had guillain-barre about two years ago.I have read that celiac disease can sometimes follow a viral infection. She has been sick non-stop since she had the guillain-barre.

She has constant problems with urinary track infections which led to the diagnois of interstitial cystitis,which cause to her to have to change her diet. She did good for awhile,but now is having severe stomach pains,vomiting with almost every meal,and extenvise weight loss.An d she doesn't sleep more that a couple hours a night.

Some days or weeks are good for her others,are to difficult to deal with. I would like to see my mom enjoy life again,and be able to enjoy eating without of fear of whether or not it is going to cause a problem.

If anyone can give me some information,or their thoughts on this,could it be caused from the guillian-barre,and what can be done to help her

Sincerly

Betsy Young

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Hi Betsy, with the health problems your mom is experiencing she really needs to be tested for Celiac Disease either with blood-work through her doctor or through Enterolab with a stool panel test. It is very simple to do and you get your results back usually within 2-3 weeks.

If your mom has health insurance I would try the blood-work first then if you do not get the answers you are looking for Enterolab would be a great 2nd opinion.

If she doesn

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