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A 42-year-old male asked:

Good day,i seem to have most symptoms of celiac disease. how can i test for this & what medication can i take-difficult to follow a gluten free diet?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Blood/GI tests/none: The screening test for celiac is done with blood & finds antibodies to your gut tissues. This must be done while you are on gluten to be accurate. If blood is positive a sample of intestinal tissue confirms it. There is no "med" for celiac disease. Any time CD patients eat gluten their body makes new destructive antibodies that attack the gut.
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