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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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Thank you for putting this up, I am very surprised that other people have not reacted to it on this thread. I feel sure that there are many things that are connected with gluten intolerance and this is one of them. The stats in this article are very interesting. I think we are at the tip of the iceberg and people will be learning about celiac disease and gluten intolerance more all the time. Hopefully doctors will read up on it so they can be more helpful to their patients that don't do studying on their own. Barbara

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Interesting article. I was disappointed to see that nation wide screening is not recommended via this article. The cost is always the bottom line. What about health and the cost of damage done as a person eats gluten over a long period of time. I met a celiac disease sufferer the other day who was just diagnosed at 24. His mother says his symptoms started at age 4! Twenty years of damage is just unacceptable when a blood test may have revealed celiac disease so much sooner.

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At least it is a step in the right direction. If doctors test for celiac based on other illnesses (osteoporosis, anemia, etc) that's a start.

I bet the pharmaceutical companies with drugs to reverse osteoporosis won't like this... hmmm.

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Yes--I read that article in....about four online support groups... :lol:...just never thought to share here--will keep an eye out for things like these in the future.

And that's great--celiac is getting great publicity and this might help someone with osteoporosis get a diagnosis.

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