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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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i haven't been able to go to the bathroom now for over a week. my doc took me off the senna laxative i was taking, told me i didnt have allergies, persay but more of an intolerance to wheat due to an irritable bowel.

with that being said, if wheat flour is the last item on the list (like the fiber one bars) could i eat them to help me?

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I would still completely avoid any wheat. Have you tried adding ground flax seed to your diet, I have some everyday in my rice cereal and it makes all the difference. Cranberry juice and other fruits help as well.

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Are you eating plenty of "stone fruits?" These are pears, peaches, plums, mangoes, and apricots--all the fruits that have large stones (pits) instead of tiny seeds. They are easy to digest, and have a ton of fiber and help to move things along. I think avocados qualify, too, but am not as sure about them.

And, yes, if you have an intolerance to wheat, you must avoid wheat, or risk your immune system being triggered to attack YOU (joints, thyroid, pancreas, neuro, skin, etc.). Not worth it, in my book. But wheat is not the only source of fiber, nor the best.

It might help to know what you ARE eating. It's possible that you are unknowingly eating lots of foods that cause constipation, and few of those that help.

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Have you tried a probiotic?

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