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Do I have Celiac Disease?

Although it is said that 1 out of every 100 people has Celiac Disease, most go undiagnosed for years. Symptoms often seen in adults with celiac disease include:


If you suspect you may have celiac disease, complete the "Do You Have Celiac Checklist" from the Celiac Disease Foundation and follow-up with a gastroenterologist that has familiarity with the disease.

Because eating a gluten-free diet can impede proper diagnosis of celiac disease, continue eating gluten-containing food. Only if you are subsequently diagnosed with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or non-celiac gluten intolerance should you begin implementing a gluten-free diet. Always work with a registered dietitian to develop a balanced gluten-free meal plan that meets your specific needs.

If you are not diagnosed with celiac disease, though symptoms continue, speak with your physician immediately.