Re: Has anyone taken the blood test as enough proof?
hi,the blood test is only an indication of celiacs,the biobsy is to confirm celiacs
if the biobsy is negative it usualy means you have an intolerance to gluten
there is a big difference between the two,
celiacs is an autoimmune disorder which means that if gluten is present the the bodys immune system will start attacking itself this causes damage to the stomach linning ect,this can cause serious health problems in the future,that is why it is inportant that a sufferer cuts gluten out of their diet compleatly
gluten intolerances has the same symptoms ie bloating, stomach pains,diarea,ect but it does no long term damage and the ,there are different degrees of intolerance, some people with intolerance get away with only cutting down the amount of gluten they eat others have to cut it out compleatly to ease their symptoms.
if you dont go ahead with the biobsy you will have no choice but to treat it as celiacs
it may be better to go ahead and find out for sure