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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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CathyB    0

I cannot seem to lose edema and weight since I've been on celiac diet. All my other sypmtoms have improved but weight gain or loss seems almost unrelated to what I eat and how much exercise I've had. The edema keeps getting worse despite being on a mild diuretic. Everyone else seems to have less edema but mine is worsening. I have been gluten free completely (I hope) since January.

Help please!

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dani nero    49

Having celiac doesn't mean you lose weight or gain it. It's seriously different from person to person. Some people gain, some lose, and some are unaffected, and regardless of how much they weighed before going gluten free.

What you can do is to minimize or eliminate processed and ready-made foods (and grains if you're willing) from your diet, and stick to cooking with natural foods that don't require a label to know what's in them. Also 20 min of motion a day if you don't already have the habit (at least two hours a week would be good) to keep your metabolism in check.

This is not a diet, it's just that your body type probably doesn't handle grains and processed foods so well, and it's telling you that by storing fat.

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CathyB    0

Having celiac doesn't mean you lose weight or gain it. It's seriously different from person to person. Some people gain, some lose, and some are unaffected, and regardless of how much they weighed before going gluten free.

What you can do is to minimize or eliminate processed and ready-made foods (and grains if you're willing) from your diet, and stick to cooking with natural foods that don't require a label to know what's in them. Also 20 min of motion a day if you don't already have the habit (at least two hours a week would be good) to keep your metabolism in check.

This is not a diet, it's just that your body type probably doesn't handle grains and processed foods so well, and it's telling you that by storing fat.

Thanks so much for your input!

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TeknoLen    4

You might consider lifting some weights also, assuming your joints do not protest. Something simple like dumbell curls or push ups. The act of pushing the muscles burns some calories but the real benefit is that any added muscle burns more calories just by virtue of being there.

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cahill    189

I cannot seem to lose edema and weight since I've been on celiac diet. All my other sypmtoms have improved but weight gain or loss seems almost unrelated to what I eat and how much exercise I've had. The edema keeps getting worse despite being on a mild diuretic. Everyone else seems to have less edema but mine is worsening. I have been gluten free completely (I hope) since January.

Help please!

Have you had your thyroid checked ??

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CathyB    0

I do take thyroid supplements but the last time it was checked, it was normal. I'm wondering if it could be inadequate absorption of protein. Apparently this can cause edema, especially in lower limbs which is where my problem is worse. Any ideas?

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