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? - 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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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It is true that there is a strong link of autoimmune thyroiditis (Grave's Disease or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) with celiac disease because both are autoimmune disorders. You can get screened for celiac disease by taking a simple blood test (JMG supplied excellent advice). You do need to be on a gluten-containing diet (daily, 8 to 12 weeks prior to the blood draw) as eliminating gluten from will yield negative results.
I wish you well.
I looked at their website, but did not see anything that mentioned gluten free. Tea is normally gluten free unless gluten (usually barley based) is added. But that should be included on the label. I drink plain old Lipton and Republic of Tea (this one is certified gluten-free). It is possible (though very low) that the tea was cross contaminated. Here is more information about tea:
I know I am always perplexed when I suspect a glutening. My gluten exposure symptoms are never consistent. So, I email my GI and ask for a celiac antibodies test. If positive, I do my best to track down my gluten source. Sometimes I am not successful, but by testing I can determine is gluten is actually the root cause or not. I have only done this twice since my diagnosis. Not everything is due to celiac disease.
Hi I was wondering if anyone knew if red rose tea bags were gluten free? I have been drinking this tea for years now and the past few weeks I have not been able to drink it. I get cramps in my lower abdomen and this morning I got nauseated. I was wondering if this is something to do with the tea?
I'm a new member and totally frustrated with Dapsone which has done absolutely nothing for my autoimmune skin disease. This is a condition where the white blood cells attack the skin, and it's been on-going for 6 years. Only 1 in 2,000 have this rare disease so zero research has been done unfortunately. My dermatologist put me on a stronger dose which merely worsened it. So back to the drawing board of what to do. Redirecting the white blood cells must be an impossible task to figure out, but in this age of technology surely some doctor, chemist, etc., could come up with a solution?
I've read where many people become antibiotic resistant and this may have happened to me. I'm sick to death of my problematic skin, and any suggestions would be helpful.