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Jul 07



When should I do Celiac tests?


About two-and-a-half years ago I started a gluten-free diet, thinking it would help the constant bloating, stomach aches, and fatty stools that I was experiencing. I did not have insurance and therefore did not go to a doctor for a true diagnosis. Now I'm wondering if I truly have celiac disease or not. Is there any way for a self-diagnosed celiac to get a true diagnosis without reverting back to consuming gluten?

There are genetic tests which are expensive, and specialized research biopsies which are even more expensive. Even the unproven stool tests are expensive and unreliable when you have been off gluten. My advice is to stay off gluten until you have insurance, and then do the tests properly, i.e., when you have been back on gluten for a month.

Health and happiness,

Dr. Aron
, Jan 2008

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Sleep issues and Celiac

I’m writing about an 11-year old boy who has shown some of the symptoms of Celiac disease. He also is having sleeping issues. To be specific, he’s still wetting the bed and he rarely sleeps though the night. He can’t fall asleep and he wakes throughout the night. Do you believe there could be a correlation?

You must actively pursue the diagnosis of celiac disease with a pediatric gastroenterologist, as there may be a relation. If so, treatment with a gluten-free diet could help.

Health and happiness,

Dr. Aron
, Jan 2008
 

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