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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.

If Celiac Is Caught And Treated Early Is There Still Risk For Other Autoimmune?
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As some of you know I may be diagnosed with early celiac. If my ab's don't go down and it is proven celiac and we treat it am I still at risk for developing other autoimmune diseases? We already checked 15 different antibodies, negative for everything so as of right now it is just the possibility of early celiac. Thoughts?

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It is always possible to develop one. I think the fact that ya have one already puts ya at a slightly higher risk, but treating it early enough probably stopped it from getting any higher.

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That is a very good question. I doubt anyone can give you odds on this one. All autoimmune disorders are top on my list for much more research needed.

What I can tell you is if your next round of antibody tests does not have lower numbers -- I would advise you (as I would my own children) -- to remove ALL gluten for at least three months - six is better - then test blood again to see if antibodies are reduced.

AI symptoms can occur with celiac disease - without "classic" symptoms.

You have done a great deal of research - I believe you will find a good path that will lead to health and limit the risks that gluten may cause you.

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From what I've read, yes, once your body has started making antibodies against itself you are more likely to develop another autoimmune disease than someone who does not have AI diseases. Some medical circles are even starting to classify the diseases into groups: celiac disease falls into the Type III Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome. Heres's a quick overview:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/124398-overview

It makes sense to me when I consider my own personal experiences because my immune system has attacked my intestine, thyroid and platelets, and I suspect it is attacking my soft connective tissues too.

Celiac disease is not the main link in this syndrome, it's thyroiditis that is the common disease. I do wonder if my celiac had been discovered earlier if I would have devloped my problems but after reading about all the diseases and how they often overlap, I kind of doubt it was the cause... although it might have helped it to appear earlier in my life that it might have otherwise.

This is just my opinion and interpretation of what I've read though. I could be way off.

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I was talking to a prof of Weil Cornell the other night, and she confirmed that a) we don't know much about these disorders, especially because they involve multiple organs, and B) it is more correct to talk of "a condition of autoimmunity" rather than of singular diseases, ie a body's tendency to attack its own tissues.

That said, you may create antibodies and never develop the disease: my endo has arthritis rheumatoid, and has had antithyroid antibodies for twenty years, but she never developed thyroid disease.

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