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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
Just read the ingredients? Its very unlikely to have gluten in pickled stuff or cheese (except the beer cheese). Never seen a marshmallow with gluten (I like Kraft because I think they are better). I use McCormick for most spices & vanilla.. they are just spices. Never seen a vanilla with gluten.
IN the US, wheat will be clearly announced in the ingredients (its a law). Rye is only in a few things like bread or crackers & its an ingredient so it will be listed as an ingredient. Barley is listed as barley or malt (usually barley malt). Brewers yeast sometimes contains gluten - so avoid. Oats need to say gluten-free oats or the product needs to be listed as gluten-free.
Lots of pre-packed lunch meats actually say gluten free on them. Go to the store and look!
I'm probably the most annoying person on this forum. Lately I've been posting everyday😊 ok wondering a few brand options for products just need a list....
Hard/block cheese (cheddar or colby): (was told the meijer brand block cheese contained gluten through, that was by the store manager so don't know if it was fully accurate)
Vanilla and cinnamon:
That's it for now I'll probably think of more. Trying to add some easy things to my diet.
Your tests indicates that you are positive for Celiac.
I have a problem with the diagnose too. I have recently started to research about gluten intolerance and I have so many symptoms... It's like all the health issues I had all my life have an answer now.
I think my mother had also Celiac disease. Unfortunately, I have lost her this year, she had bowel cancer, which spread to her lungs and bones.
The problem is that I made some tests and I am apparently negative. It's true that I haven't eaten too much gluten in the last month, even my bumpy skin (on my arms and legs) looks better these days.
These are my results:
Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody IgA 2.25 with standard range <20
Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody IgG 1.12 with standard range <20
I know I may sound crazy, but I hoped that my diagnose would be Celiac positive, because I would finally have an answer why I feel sick and tired almost every day. And if my problem became real, then I could just start applying the solution.
Any answer is appreciated. Thanks !
Yeah mine was the constipation really bad, it clears up some but my constipation was partially trigger by the damage causing malabsoprtion of magnesium leading to the constipation along with other things and complications. All sore layers up into a big compounding issue, example the tiredness is a combo deal to and varies from person to person, part of it is nutrient deficiency particularly b-vitamins vitamin D, iron. magnesium, etc. Another part with the constipation has to do with the poop being stuck in you so long can cause a sort of poison like effect, and not letting your system run right. I will give some tips on top of the gluten free diet. I also suggest you read the gluten free 101, a crumb or gluten residue from scratched cookware that retains gluten can cause your antibodies to flare back up.
Constipation, with this I suggest you supplement with magnesium citrate, Natural Vitality Magnesium Calm, start off with very small doses like 1/4tsp and over 1-2 weeks adjust it up to the full dose. It might hit a bit hard and cause loose stools while you body adjust.
Tiredness/stress Look up Liquid Health Stress & Energy and Liquid Health Neurological support, 1tbsp each 3 times a day before meals. This will work with your B-vitamins
You might need a Vitamin D or Iron Supplement in addition.
For me, the DH rash was what lead my Dr. to have me tested for celiac. Since I have IBS, I was thinking that was what was causing my stomach issues- and I was so bloated that I looked pregnant. It is still my DH that lets me know, I have somehow encountered gluten/cross contamination. My skin will start burning and itching within an hour of consuming gluten. And if I don't take an antihistamine ( which helps, but does not entirely get rid of it) then I am in big trouble with the blistering etc. The stomach issues don't occur until 8-12 hours later. One thing I wanted to mention- you do NOT have to keep eating gluten for the endoscope/biopsy to show celiac.