Celiac Disease Preparation
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Posted 10/7/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -6)
Posted 10/9/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)
I don't technically have Celiac Disease, but I'm on a strict gluten free diet that has completely cleared up digestive issues that I used to have. I was diagnosed with "colitis" over 20 years ago and then later told that I had IBS. I'm very familiar with Celiac.
Symptoms are diarhea, constipation or alternating, bloating, excessive gas, weight loss or weight gain, "brain fog", depression, and a host of other symptoms. For more information, go to www.celiac.com and you'll find a ton of help.
The ONLY treatment for Celiac Disease is a strict gluten free diet. At first it's hard, but it gets easier.
Posted 6/16/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)
My husband has probably been Celiac for years because he developed a skin problem called Dermatitis Herpetiformis when he was in the Navy in the late 50s and has taken medicine for it since 1961. However about three years ago he began looking gray and lost weight so I talked him into going for a physical. The blood work showed anemia to be pretty severe, so of course the doctor began suspecting bleeding and ordered an endoscopy and colonoscopy. That is how he was diagnosed. Celiac disease changes the "little fingers" in the lining of the intestine that takes the nutrition from the foods into your blood stream. The "fingers" as the doc explained it flatten out during Celiac Disease so your body does not get the food. A biopsy of the area gives an accurate diagnosis. I understand there are other tests such as blood tests that give signs of Celiac Disease. Diet control was all it took to get him looking healthy and gaining back his normal weight. He has followed the diet faithfully, much better than I ever could I admit. MK wife of nearly 52 years