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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 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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So now I am putting 2 and 2 together .. I suffered with acid reflux for years , constipation for years , had gall bladder out...fatigue and pain .. and it finally comes out when I am 61 yrs old . so glad I found this group...

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Thanks for the link, IrishHeart. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one to find out that gluten is a problem at the ripe old age of 80.

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Thanks for the link, IrishHeart. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one to find out that gluten is a problem at the ripe old age of 80.

My Mom went gluten-free after I figured out what had made me so ill for years and was DXed FINALLY.(I was 53 and had suffered symptoms for 25 years, the last of those 3 being just horrific. I was, essentially, dying).

She read all the literature I sent to my family members and when she saw my genetic test results ( which showed BOTH parents also have DQ2) and we discussed all the symptoms she has, she knew she had a gluten intolerance, too. She did not bother with testing, just did it. I had her ask her doc to check her thyroid and D because she was having fatigue and feeling low after my Dad died and I just knew it was the gluten spurring it on. Both were low and treated--- and now, she is fine.

My Mom, at 85 is pretty healthy and she is very active, exercising at a gym 3X a week, but she says her whole life makes sense now--stomach pain, constant C, anxiety, heart palps, GERD, late onset puberty and very early menopause (like me), etc.

She has been gluten-free for a year and she feels great! No more GERD or need for medications. Her high blood pressure is down and her blood tests perfect. I am so proud of her. She is in better shape than I am. I have a long way to go to recovery. But I'll get there.

I met a woman in her 70s who told me she has been getting better and better since her DX 9 years ago. She said she never knew what "feeling well" felt like. But she does now! She looks and moves like someone 20 years younger. She said "You will feel it, too!!"

I said "Great! I'll be a healthy old broad!!" :lol:

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