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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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Guys,

I'm curious. I know some of you - and you know I'm a biopsy diagnosed celiac (have been for almost 10 years). I go in regularly to get looked at by the doc and seem to be healthy.

Does every celiac get a zillion other autoimmune diseases? Or can someone just have celiac?

I know that it happens - others get Hashimoto's etc...but does anyone on here simply have celiac disease?

Thanks for understanding,

Amanda

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Right now, I just have Celiac (cross my fingers, etc). :rolleyes:

Pos blood & biopsy - 3 years

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LOL. Cross my fingers too.

Right now, I just have Celiac (cross my fingers, etc). :rolleyes:

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My daughter only has celiac - diagnosed by biopsy, antibody tests, and genetic test. That's enough and I hope that's her only problem! We are strong and healthy and want to stay that way!

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my wife has Hashimoto's(hypothyroid), has had it all of her life, her GI doc said it was caused by Celiac, which she was only diagnosed with about 4 years ago

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I have the zillion, or at least it feels that way. LOL ;)

As far as I understand it, those with untreated celiac are more likely to get multiple immune problems because you are keeping your body in a constant state of inflammation while eating the gluten. Other AI disorders will wax and wane but if a celiac eats gluten, he's fanning the autoimmune "flames" as it were.

I have 3 or 4 AI diseases but I'm certain I've had celiac for over 30 years without realizing it; most of those other AI's cropped up when I was 20+ years into eating gluten AND after a nasty virus like EBV which can kick start an AI disease which may have otherwise stayed dormant... at least that's how I understand it, and I'm no expert. ;)

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IMO it is a very complex equation. Some factors include but are not limited to:

Length of time undiagnosed/misdiagnosed.

Level of immune response within one's body.

Level of inflammation throuout the body.

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