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A 35-year-old member asked:

How might you get tested for celiac disease and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Celiac: There is blood testing as well as endoscopic biopsies if a scope is used. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Follow this link for additional symptoms that are less common. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319/dsection=symptoms.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if I have celiac's disease and where can I get tested?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Tests are available: There very accurate at the same time easy tests available to make an accurate diagnosis . Please see your physician.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the upshot of getting celiac disease?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Malabsorption: Gluten in wheat acts as a toxin on your small intestine. The damage leads to a marked decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients in any food that you eat. The immediate result is abdominal distension, pain, bloating & diarrhea. The long term effects is weight loss, muscle wasting & weakness - in fact, all of the symptoms of starvation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan).
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do people get celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Are there mild symptoms of celiac disease?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Yes: Sometimes when very mild, celiac can be asymptomatic in fact. Usually the mild symptoms consists of mainly bloating and vague abdominal discomfort.

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