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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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I was wondering if anyone with dx of celiac has ever had high cholesterol? from my research it shows that cholesterol is alway low in celiacs-Just out of curiosity Thanks

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Mine is moderately high. My celiac symptoms are mainly atypical, though. My body is just weird for almost everything!

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Mine is very high and also my triglycerides. I cannot take most of the meds for it either. I now use Welchol, fiber, and have had to start drinking a small glass of red wine regularly. This teetotaler is not used to that! At lest the numbers are looking better.

Apparently the celiac disease can cause problems with the liver and the cholesterol does not get handled properly in our bodies. That was the explanation that was given to me by the docs. My family history also has high cholesterol in it.

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I am non-Celiac gluten intolerant and have had high cholesterol. When I have taken supplements that benefit my liver (licorice, turmeric, milk thistle, artichoke, bitters) I have improved my cholesterol levels. I was 240 total and my doc wanted me to start on a statin but I didn't like how it made me feel so I started taking supplements for my liver. I was already taking a good amount of fiber (psylliam, flax). 6 weeks after I started taking liver supplements, I got my cholesterol tested again and the total was 200.

I'm curious as to what it is now but have other, more pressing things to spend my health care dollars on so will probably wait until next year when my insurance budget is better.

Stephanie

PS my triglycerides, however, were awesome, under 70 each time.

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Moderately high cholesterol...but nothing that needs to be medicated.

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My cholestrol was 259.................... and my triglycerides where triple what the norm is. My medical docor did put me on Zetia 10 mg daily and now it's down to 200 6 months later.

Terry Dumon, NJ

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I've always had low cholesterol...my dad has high cholesterol but he is working on bringing that down and is doing well with that(he is not a celiac)

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