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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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 Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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Hi,

I am suffering from severe complications of celiac disease and where i live, doctors do not understand the disease. I live in Jamaica and no doctor that i visit knows how to treat my condition. They don't even have sugestions.

I am 25 years old and i weigh 91 pounds. I am on a gluten free diet totally but i am still losing weight and i sufer from constipation, very dry skin and acid reflux. I also have swollen gums and my hands are always cold.

I know many Americans have this condition and they are more educated as doctors are well equiped with information so i am asking your help in managing this disease. My 6 year old daughter also has the same symptoms and i just don't know how to manage.

My skin is very saggy like an old woman in her nineties. my hair falls out in clumps everytime i comb it. I don't have money to come to the U.S for treatment so i am asking what can i do to regain weight and stop the symptoms? As for my daughter, what do you suggest for her regarding her weight and so forth. She is very tiny for her age.

My email adress is bestchoiceever@rocketmail.com

Thanks much.

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Hey,

I need help with getting my 6 year old daughter to gain weight. She is a celiac like myself but she has very dry saggy skin, bad breath sometimes and weighs 2 pounds. I also am underweight and has dry skin and constipation. We are totally on a gluten free diet as i read every label, from food to shampoos, lotion etc.

I live in a country where the people are not aware of this disease. Not even the doctors. I need help and i think this is the right place to get advise. Please help me with solutions to regain weight and eliminate the other symptom.

Thanks...

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A bit more information would help.

Perhaps you could post what you or she eats in a typical day? Maybe we could find something you might be missing or should add to your diet.

I'm sure the weight of 2 pounds is a typo. How long have you and she been gluten-free? How were you diagnosed? Did they check for any vitamin deficiencies? parasites? Are you sure she isn't getting gluten at school?

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I merged her 2 separate threads so that all the information can be together. It will be easier for everyone to respond this way.

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