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What are symptoms of celiac?


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Old 02-19-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question What are symptoms of celiac?

Can anyone tell me what symptoms of celiac disease are? Thanks!

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Old 02-20-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: What are symptoms of celiac?

I have Celiac, hope I can offer some help.

Weight loss if it goes untreated. Diarrhea, sometimes nausea, irritable bowel, the list goes on. It can mimic other disorders. A biopsy can reveal the prob, I'm told. A blood test did not reveal it for me.

However, to diagnose mine, I opted to avoid all wheat and gluten containing products for 3 months. A difficult task, but it can be done. The ONLY grain I tolerate is rice. Also must avoid foods containing maltodextrin, white vinegar,
malt, beer, food starch (that's a tricky one), hydrolyzed veg. protein, soy sauce.

It is five years since diagnosis, and I feel so much better health-wise, now that I know what to avoid. I went bonkers reading food labels, but have to do that. And I don't eat anything of which I am not sure.. Cheesecake, pumpkin pie, cream soups all look innocent, but not for the Celiac person, they all have wheat, even the pumpkin mix that goes into the pie shell!! I have to ask restaurants about anything I might wish to try but am suspect.

It was a PIA at first (bad pun!) but it worked.

Good Luck
Charon

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