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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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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  1. My New Celiac Girl

    Thanks for all your replies. We were lying down in silence tonight and her stomach was growling even worse than mine, so I brought up the celiac issue. I told her if she doesn't treat it she may die younger than she otherwise should, and also suffer many health issues in the coming years. She just laughed and she's not going to die on me. She hasn't had any real issues from it yet, so I can understand why she's not too fussed. I can't dictate anything to anyone so I guess I'll just need to wait and see how this all pans out.
  2. My New Celiac Girl

    Yeah I would like to have kids one day. What will happen to her if she continues to eat gluten? Are there different degrees of celiac?
  3. My New Celiac Girl

    This is my first post so apologies for the length of it. I just started dating this really sweet girl. I have IBD and follow a low carb, gluten free diet. I was dreading telling her I had ulcerative colitis, but today I bit the bullet and told her. It didn't phase her at all, and she blurted back at me, 'I have celiac disease'! I was very surprised as I noticed she'd been eating typical western diet stuff. We spoke briefly about celiac, she said it doesn't cause her any problems so why should she stop eating pizzas etc. I thought no more of it. So tonight I learned as much as I could about Celiac, and it sounds like she's either in denial or doesn't know about the dangers and potential damage she is doing to herself in the long run (she's 30). I got a lump in my throat after I'd read all that stuff as I don't think I could be with some who knowingly chooses to eat what she shouldn't. I'm totally gluten free/low carb and have had great success in controlling my ulcerative colitis through diet. I'd be 100% supportive of the diet she should follow. The problem is I think I could easily fall in love with this girl very soon, but I couldn't live with someone who chooses to eat gluten knowing she shouldn't. She already has some back pain problems, headaches and sleeps and awful lot. She gave up smoking a while ago - for obvious health reasons so I'm hopeful for her that it's an education issue. I know I need to have a conversation with her soon about this but I don't have a clue how to proceed. I'm really hoping she doesn't understand the seriousness of the gluten situation. Am I right in thinking if she keeps eating gluten she will eventually develop a range of health issues? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to sound like I'm lecturing her on her own health. I hope you celiacs are as helpful as the IBD people!