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What You Should Know about Celiac Disease

 

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Did you know that November is Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month? This is the month to get the word out about Celiac Disease and share with others the facts about the disease. Some people may not even know they have it so this is the chance to help them and learn more about.

I have partnered up with Foster Farms to get the word out about the gluten-free life and was not compensated for this post.  We don’t have anyone who is gluten-free in our house but I have several friends who are so I decided to interview them to learn more and share with all of you.

Q: What are the symptoms to Celiac Disease?

A: Abdominal pain and diarrhea are number one especially after you eat something with gluten in it. There are other symptoms such as fatigue and joint pain. Each person experiences are different.

Q: Is the disease serious?

A: Yes, it is serious. It can damage the small lining of your intestine and you can lack nutrients.

Q: How does one get tested for it?

A: You have to go through a serious of blood tests and narrow down your allergy. Your doctor can determine if you have it or not.

Q: Why do some people who do not have the Celiac Disease still have a gluten-free diet?

A: Some people just might feel better overall being on a gluten-free diet even if they don’t have the disease. There has been myths that people go on it to lose weight but it has not been proved that it does.

Q: How do you know what to eat?

A: There are so many products and places that carry gluten-free items so it makes it easier. There are also plenty of places to research and learn the foods.

I hope this Q & A was helpful in learning more about Celiac Disease and living a gluten-free life. As this disease becomes more and more common there are so many myths and truths to learn. While I am not a doctor please make sure to do some research and check with you doctor for questions and diagnosis.

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