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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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When does gastritis go away? I've had it forever it seems. I have a constant pain under my right rib, which by gi said that was my gastritis pain. I have non erosive, but I have been gluten free for at least 2 months now and still no relief. Sigh.

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Not sure if this is helpful, but my LO has been gluten free for about 18 months and he still has really bad gastritis, it comes and goes - and now it is back!

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I had gastritis for a while. I ate nothing but white rice with only a little butter, and bananas or banana smoothies for a time, as well as the occasional goat milk and I can say that definitely helped to alleviate my gut issues. You usually want to increase the mucus in the stomach to protect the lining, so goat milk definitely helps with that. Don't eat anything too meaty or fibery, and I would stick to the simplest, softest foods to digest in order to let the natural healing process take place.

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This happened to me too when I started gluten-free diet.

The problem was I did not know how to avoid foods with "hidden" gluten. For example, I did not know soy sauce had gluten, so I would get gastritis every time I ate chinese food.

Also because I did not understand what was happening, I may have had hot sauce with the food, or coffee afterwards, and both hot sauce and coffee will make gastritis worst. If you think you ingeted gluten by mistake, do not have hot sauce or coffee for 12-24 hrs afterwards, you will get better faster.

Now I am getting better at knowing which foods may have hidden gluten, with experience and reading about gluten ingredients on the internet. But still once in a while I forget to ask the server in a restaurant and order something that I think is gluten free but ends up giving me gastritis.

I know it must be some hidden ingredient because I NEVER get gastritis from foods I cook myself at home or from a few restaurants that the servers know me and know I cannot eat gluten. Also a few restaurants have gluten free menus, that is your best option because they have procedures back in the kitchen to handle food ordered from gluten free menu in a way that is not contaminated with gluten.

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