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A 47-year-old female asked:

Gluten makes me ill so i stopped eating gluten 3 years ago. i just found i have one of the celiac genes. how important is an actual celiac diagnosis?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Important: Because gluten intolerance can lead to malabsorption of many essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins .Some cases of Celiac disease can progress to a form of lymphoma in the intestine. Regardless of the mechanism or diagnosis, if gluten makes you ill. it is essential that you avoid it.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2015

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