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
I agree with cyclinglady.
My daughter has had elevated ttg number for 3+ years now. We are also a gluten free family. My household went gluten free as soon as she was diagnosed. My daughter's ttg has came down dramatically over the years, but we never quite hit the below range (We came SUPER close with one of our tests).
Our doctor is not concerned. She even thinks that her ttg is perhaps falsely elevated. My daughter is doing well, she is growing. Taller than me now. So, I give up worrying about that ttg number a while back. (I was rather obsessed about it for a while myself. We worked so hard on this diet, and deserve an excellent grade for it!!)
Hi to whomever reads this. I have had coeliac disease since 2003. Lately I have been very sore and have trouble breathing. My dr has just diagnosed me with a type of myalgia. Has anyone who has coeliacs been diagnosed with myalgia. It is extremely sore around my shoulders down my arms. He has put me on prednisone for 2 weeks to see how that goes. Would be interested in anyone else’s comments. Many thanks.
My 14 year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. 3 months later she was also diagnosed with celiac. Her ttg was sky high (it seems your son's ttg is also sky high). Our endo offered to formally diagnosed my daughter with celiac without an endoscopy, because she has never seen anyone with that high of a ttg number to not be celiac. But we did not want to believe that my daughter was celiac too, and we scheduled an endoscopy. She was formally diagnosed with celiac 2 weeks after the endoscopy.
Type 1 and celiac are both auto-immune disease. I was told that about 10% of type 1s have celiac, and that is why they have this standard procedure to screen for celiac in type 1s.
I think you should schedule an endoscopy as soon as possible before going to a gluten free diet. I think it is better to be certain, rather than always be second guessing about this in the years to come.
. Ingredients & information from 10 years ago may have changed. IN the US and Canada, modified food starch is almost never made from wheat. the laws of both countries require that, if it is made from wheat, that it be specified. I have seen it , maybe two or three times. It was labeled either modified wheat starch or modified starch ( wheat).
i just went to their web site site and The ingredients are "Yellow Corn Flour, Salt, Maltodextrin, Paprika, Spices, Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Caramel Color (sulfites)."
it states CORN starch