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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The waiting is very difficult.
in the meantime, it's time to start reading the newbie thread and see what you can start doing, as there is nothing wrong with trying a gluten-free diet even if you are not diagnosed with celiac. You could have non celiac gluten intolerance. No way to know if eliminating gluten will help until you try. Don't expect immediate results. Healing takes time. But you might experience relief from the bloating within a few days, personally I had horrible abdominal pain which disappeared within a week. Everyone's bodies are different!
You are lucky so many of your favorite foods are going to be gluten free already. Except of course for your delicious breads.
You will have to watch eating out. Meaning, with many breads cooked in the tandoori oven, you can't have anything also cooked in the same oven. It will be cross contaminated. So it will be best for you to cook most, if not all, your foods at home.
feel free to post any of your favorite recipes for us here. Indian food is my personal favorite type of food in the world!
There is a lot of Celiac research done by Researchers from India. The latest national Celiac symposium was in India. Maybe if you look at the site , you can find which hospitals have Celiac programs. Check their websites or call for info?
EMA is a test that comes back as positive or negative for celiac.
Immunoglobulin IGA is used to see if your IGA levels are high enough for TTG IGA to be valid.
Too low Immunoglobulin IGA means a negative TTG IGA has no meaning and TTG IGG neads to be used.
Thanks Victoria123r for your suggestion. I have performed the blood test confirming of Celiac and even the Biopsy report suggested Villous Atropy due to gluten. From pat 2 days I have left eating the food with gluten and the burping issue is now fine. Also I had a problem of liquid stools from past week for which I showed to gastro is also over. It was not like diarrhea but once a day. I am going to met my GI on wednesday and wi;; sede what he suggest.
It seems there is lots of thing which i need to learn about celiac and need to change my lifestyle and eating habits. Here in India not many people are aware of this disease(It was new for me as always) and I am having bit difficulty to explain to people. Also there are no scope for gluten free food in Grocery stores so I have to take care of my own foods. Is there anyone who lives in India, Mumbai or Bangalore. If yes, please suggest me few gluten free food shop.