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Could you have Celiac Disease?

CD Symptoms Checklist

Celiac Disease Related Diseases

What are the Recommended Blood Tests to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

There is a particular series of blood tests called the ‘Celiac Panel”. These tests measure your immune system’s response to gluten in the food you eat.

tTG-IgA or tissue transglutaminase-IgA
AGA-IgG or Antigliadin IgG
AGA-IgA or Antigliadin IGA
Total IGA

The presence of tTG antibodies is highly suggestive of CD, while AGA can be elevated also in cases of wheat allergy.

Facts and Figures of Celiac Disease from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

I want to re-post a couple of facts here, mainly to try and encourage my own family members (who are unlikely to click my links) to get tested! Be sure to click the above link for more fascinating information from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, celiac disease may not be exactly what you think it is, so please get the facts.

Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States

  • In average healthy people: 1 in 133
  • In people with related symptoms: 1 in 56
  • In people with first-degree relatives (parent, child, sibling) who are celiac: 1 in 22

  • In people with second-degree relatives (aunt, uncle, cousin) who are celiac: 1 in 39
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    Celiac Disease Info



    hc_celiac_disease_landing_managementGetting Around the Grocery Store and Pharmacy

    Blue Bunny

    Frito-Lay

    Giant Eagle

    Gluten Free Medications

    Heinz

    Hormel Foods

    General Mills

    Kroger

    Kraft Foods

    Meijer

    Smith’s

    Whole Foods

    Tones, Spice Islands, Durkee

    Trader Joes

    Ingredient Labels 101

    Coupons at BeFreeForMe.com

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    Miscellaneous

    Tax Deduction Information: Gluten Free Food as a Medical Expense

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