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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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
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How Do You Know If You Have Celiacs?

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I'm 53 and have developed asthma. What started as exercise asthma has become more chronic. I also seem to be getting more frequent upper respiratory infections and am considering a gluten free diet. I have no signs of any gastrointestinal disorders. Any advice would be welcome.

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The only way to know is to have a celiac blood panel drawn. What makes you think it might be celiac?

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I've read that the majority of celiacs are "silent" and undiagnosed because they don't have the obvious gut problems, so there is a possibility it is celiac.

Like Mushroom said, get the blood work done. Don't do a gluten-free trial first because that will clear the gluten, and the autoantibodies, out of your system so you'll be more likely to have a false negative test. Eat gluten, get the tests done, and then try a gluten-free trial if your tests are negative (in case it's Non-celiac Gluten Intolerance causing problems). The most common tests are:

ttg IgA and ttg IgG

EMA IgA

DGP IgG and DGP IgA

total serum IgA

Good luck.

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