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How do I know if I have celiac disease?

How do I know if I have celiac disease?

Symptoms/Tests: Celiac disease is suspected based on the symptoms and confirmed by doing a detailed history/physical examination and blood test if you have symptoms of celiac disease consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

A few things...: See your doctor: -Might need to meet with a nutritionist to learn where gluten is found (or hidden) in food. -Bone density testing is recommended. -Nutrient levels like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. -Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). -A GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I have celiac disease?

How can I be sure that I have celiac disease?

See your doctor: The best tests include blood testing to screen, and then to confirm the diagnosis you need to undergo biopsy. You have to be on a regular diet for the tests to be valid (not a gluten-free diet). ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can tell people I have celiac disease?

Can i tell me how i can tell people I have celiac disease?

YOU TELL THEM: Celiac disease is treatable with gluten free diet and if you stay on the diet you will be free of the symptoms.And you can tell people that you have this condition and you can not eat diet containing gluten as simple as that. ...Read more

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If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

No: Celiac disease does run in some families, but that does not mean every member of the family will get the disease. If a parent has celiac disease, the baby's doctor can follow the baby's growth at the regular check-ups, and may do occasional blood tests to look for celiac disease. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is caused my blood cells in your body that have developed sensitivity to a grain protein called gliadin. Wheat, rye, barley and spelt contain this protein. Most persons with cd can eat other grains but industrial processing contamination can be an issue; so let you body tell you which alternative grain products you can tolerate. ...Read more