I have celiac disease and I'm on a gluten free diet. Should I be seeing a doctor for my celiac disease? If so, why?

Yes, you should. You don't mention how you were diagnosed. If you are doing well and initially had an endoscopy that confirmed the diagnosis, there is no urgency. Still you should be seen once a year. If you have never had an endoscopy, you should see a gastroenterologist.

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My lab result showed mild celiac disease should I start a gluten free diet or am I ok. Do I need to see a gi?

It depends, see belo. Trying a gluten free diet is not that hard to do and may make you feel much better. There are a spectrum of symptoms in people with gluten intolerance that result from the auto-immune response to gluten. Eliminating it from the diet stops all the adverse changes and the sooner the better. Wheat, barley, rye are the main grains that contain gluten. Read more...

I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?

Wheat allergy. Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. . Read more...

I'm very short and I found out I have celiac disease. Can following a gluten free diet increase my height growth?

Depends on situation. Linear growth is ossible as long as the growth centers in the long bones are still open .Once they have closed after puberty, linear growth is done. Id cd is found and treated early enough, before the growth centers close then some catch up growth is possible.Some cd patients have unrecognized cross sensitivity to other foods that cam hamper improvement.(egg, milk, chocolate, etc.). Read more...

Can eating a gluten-free diet help prevent or delay the onset of Celiac disease?

Not exactly . If you have celiac disease, then a gluten-free diet will help delay the onset of symptoms from it. However, if you do not have celiac to begin with, eating a gluten-free diet will make no difference whatsoever. It will not prevent celiac disease. If you feel you may have celiac, due to how you feel when you eat gluten, you should see a gastroenterologist to sort it out. Good luck. Read more...

Is it okay to be already on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?

Celiac disease. A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines. Read more...
Yes and no. Being on a strict gluten free diet may make serologies for celiac disease falsely negative. If possible, eating gluten for a week or so prior is better. Read more...

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

No real value. People who have no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet. Read more...
Less leaky gut. Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. Read more...