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Q&A: I might have Celiac disease-should I go into the doctor or just go on a gluten/wheat free diet?

Question by Kiki: I might have Celiac disease-should I go into the doctor or just go on a gluten/wheat free diet?
Anyone have any meal/snack suggestions? Lunch is the hardest.

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Answer by grlwiththegreeneyes

Hi my name is Li Lindsey and I have had celiac for 7 going on 8 years

If you are not sure if you have celiac you should definitely go to your doctor and have them order the “celiac panel” which is the blood test that diagnoses celiac. And you should not go on a gluten free diet until you get the results. Going on the gluten free diet before hand can cause a false negative on the blood test. Also over eating gluten would cause a false positive.

You should definitely go get check out by your doctor before jumping to any conclusions.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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How can I get enough daily fiber if I have Celiac disease (no gluten/wheat)?

Question by livie: How can I get enough daily fiber if I have Celiac disease (no gluten/wheat)?
I am celiac and I’m trying to see how I can eat more fiber but something that does not have wheat in it. I also cant have bananas or pineapple, but all other fruit is fine. What other foods that have fiber that I could eat? I have gluten free bread if that is good. Thanks in advance!!

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Answer by Meg
Lots of vegetables have fiber, such as green beans. Nuts also are beneficial. Can you take psyllium husks? These are mixed with water (or fruit juice) and drunk, along with more water (or fruit juice).

Flax seeds are excellent for fiber, I like them ground, and they can be eaten as a cereal – just pour in a bowl and add milk – yum.

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Posted by GlutenFree - April 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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Q&A: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?

Question by Ian W: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?
Hi, I have celiac disease where you cant eat gluten (wheat) because you body can’t break down the foods. But some doctors said that I can’t have gluten (wheat) occasionally but the doctor that almost completely cured my friends chrones said i could have it once a week.

I don’t know if this is true. What do you think will happen to me if I do occasionally have gluten (wheat)?

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Answer by Greatest&Chiefest of calamities

The answer is NO. If anyone tells you it’s OK, the answer is still NO. If someone were allergic to bee stings, do you think it would be OK to get stung once in a while? Celiac is not the same as gluten intolerance. It’s not a matter of breaking down the food, it’s that the substance (gluten) irritates the little things in your intestines that allow you to get nutrients. Chrones isn’t the same as Celiac disease, either.

If you have Celiac disease, you will damage your intestines when you eat gluten-containing food.  you introduce gluten into your system, you cause an auto-immune response. Please don’t kid yourself. Talk to a specialist. There is a good chance that you will be accidentally introducing it from time to time. That will be more than enough.

Don’t harm your healing by getting into the “oh a little won’t hurt” mind set. This isn’t a diet. You have to learn a new way to eat. This is your health. Read everything that you can about this and talk to a specialist. You have to understand what you are going to do to keep healthy. Good Luck!

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