3 signs you should get tested for glu...

3 signs you should get tested for gluten sensitivity or celiac disease

There are 21 comments on the Fox News story from May 19, 2014, titled 3 signs you should get tested for gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. In it, Fox News reports that:

Have you gone gluten-free because you're convinced that the protein is giving you gastrointestinal issues? If you haven't talked to a doc, that might be a mistake.

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lady-like

Indianapolis, IN

#1 May 19, 2014
My daughte was never tested, but inststs she needs to be gluten free. She self diaganosed because when eliminating gluten, she "felt better". Does this solve the poblem or hide a different problem?
hmm

Toronto, Canada

#2 May 19, 2014
Gluten Free a Fake Necessity and Products Waste of Money

http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/gluten-free-a-f...
sensitive stomach

New York, NY

#3 May 19, 2014
Go to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, NYC.
They offer the best testing and guidance.. also lot's of free material on celiac disease.
Hmumma

Williamstown, VT

#4 May 19, 2014
Best testing lab is Cyrex, test for it multiple ways, not just normal tersting.

Since: Apr 14

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#5 May 19, 2014
hmm wrote:
Gluten Free a Fake Necessity and Products Waste of Money

http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/gluten-free-a-f...
You are wrong. There is far too much gluten in the western diet.
And people can develop an intolerance at any time in their lives, to anything.
The price is too expensive. But that is because of the wheat industry. They want people to keep eating poison.
We were never meant to eat grasses.
The medical profession believes that 50% of people have some sort of sensitivity to gluten.
Another poison is preservatives like sulfates. They can cause health problems too.

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#6 May 19, 2014
Get tested at your CP. It's simple.
Gluten can also cause problems with fertility. So if you are trying to get pregnant. Get tested.
AGE OF AUTISM

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 May 19, 2014
I'm not sure if I'm gluten intolerant, but I know I react to grasses. Wheat, rice, cane sugar, babanas and cows milk products and in the spring I get sick right after the snow melts. Eating these causes headache, tiredness, upset stomach, bloody stool, hives, itchy eyes, sneezing, sore throat and irritability. Gluten free foods help. And I didn't get this idea from Hollywood celebrities starting a bogus fad as the Media says. Media garbage is not science its asswipe.
kcee

Dexter, MO

#8 May 19, 2014
there should be no talk about choosing to have gluten in you diet or not.
I know it is considered a fad diet so to speak. My granddaughter has had celiac since she was 5 yrs old she is now 14 and still gluten free by no choice of hers, so don't take this lightly or make it a guessing game it is real if you can eat gluten enjoy it if you cannot eat gluten save your money it is expensive to eat gluten free.
Michigan

Grand Haven, MI

#9 May 19, 2014
It isn't expensive to eat gluten free. You just eat foods that don't have gluten in them. East meat, fruit ,veggies, rice, etc. They cost the same whether you are gluten intolerant or not. Of course, all pre-made foods cost more whether they do or don't have gluten in them. Since pre-made foods cost more, taste bad and typically have junk in them we shouldn't be eating them anyway.
Meg

Reno, NV

#10 May 19, 2014
Apparently you have never had any symptoms or known a child who is so sick that they cannot even gain weight. Before saying something like this you really need to do your research. Making broad statements like yours simply shows your ignorance.
hmm wrote:
Gluten Free a Fake Necessity and Products Waste of Money
http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/gluten-free-a-f...

Since: Apr 14

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#11 May 19, 2014
Meg wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently you have never had any symptoms or known a child who is so sick that they cannot even gain weight. Before saying something like this you really need to do your research. Making broad statements like yours simply shows your ignorance.
I agree.
JJJ

Tacoma, WA

#12 May 19, 2014
I did go to my doctor about 14 years ago and asked for a test because I was certain from what I read that I had celiac. You know what she told me? Just go off gluten for a few days and see how you feel. The blood test isn't fully accurate, and the gold standard test - biopsy of the intestine - is invasive and expensive. Two days later I was running around the off leash park with my dog and singing while I cleaned the house. It had been so long since I smiled it felt like my cheek cracked. A couple days later and I had enough energy to fidget! My family said I sounded like a different person on the phone. No way will I go back to eating gluten now just so I can get tested.
hmm

Toronto, Canada

#13 May 19, 2014
Meg wrote:
Apparently you have never had any symptoms or known a child who is so sick that they cannot even gain weight. Before saying something like this you really need to do your research. Making broad statements like yours simply shows your ignorance.
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Apparently all of you are doctors. Why going to a doctor or asking others then? I made no broad statements. Just posted an article that says scientists say gluten intolerance may not exist. Maybe you agree with mullahs because they also distrust scientists.

Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody.
Aristotle
Tom Toad

Australia

#14 May 19, 2014
Go drink a soy vanilla latte you wankers

Since: Apr 14

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#15 May 19, 2014
Tom Toad wrote:
Go drink a soy vanilla latte you wankers
Why don't you. You're a child.

Since: Apr 14

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#16 May 19, 2014
hmm wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently all of you are doctors. Why going to a doctor or asking others then? I made no broad statements. Just posted an article that says scientists say gluten intolerance may not exist. Maybe you agree with mullahs because they also distrust scientists.

“ Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody.”
— Aristotle
I am a celiac and I have had all the tests. It is no myth. It is real.
Rock Faery

Aurora, CO

#17 May 19, 2014
I did not get tested but did a huge amount of research on this subject. I suffer from arthritis and GERD. I decided to start eliminating gluten from my diet about a year and a half ago. Not only did I start losing weight (I don't believe all people lose weight necessarily), my arthritis is all but gone. I have lost 47 pounds and there is a marked difference in how I feel. I do occasionally eat a bite or two of things with gluten but if I really cheat bad, I start gaining weight and feeling horrible. My episodes of GERD have been reduced by at lest half and I have much more energy all the time. I believe there is definitely worth going off of it to see how one feels. Not everyone reacts the same way tho'. Good luck all - it's the healthiest thing I've ever done.
Tom Toad

Australia

#18 May 19, 2014
Mr Doom wrote:
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Why don't you. You're a child.
A child at heart maybe but not limp wristed shirt lifter craving a soy mocha latte chino to go. Harden up ya poof
bettyboop3327

New Braunfels, TX

#19 May 19, 2014
hmm wrote:
Gluten Free a Fake Necessity and Products Waste of Money
http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/gluten-free-a-f...
Not if you have non tropical sprue!!!!!!!!!!
Ben

Anaheim, CA

#20 May 19, 2014
lady-like wrote:
My daughte was never tested, but inststs she needs to be gluten free. She self diaganosed because when eliminating gluten, she "felt better". Does this solve the poblem or hide a different problem?
The three main reasons it makes people feel better are first that you generally lose weight, since wheat is a major source of calories in the American diet. Second, some of the latest research suggests that a lot of the supposed "gluten intolerance" symptoms are really due to what they call FODMAPs, which are basically indigestible carbohydrates. They're what cause gas and bloating from a lot of foods like beans. Wheat's not the most prominent source of them, but it does have some. Finally, there's a pretty significant placebo/nocebo effect with foods. People are very, very good at convincing themselves that foods have effects which disappear when you do double blind studies. Some of the most significant work on gluten sensitivity has shown that more people react more to the idea that they're eating gluten than they do to gluten. Like if you give people with diagnosed GS something and tell them it might be gluten, they react to it almost half the time even if there isn't really any gluten in it. Because of that, the only reliable diagnosis of GS is to do double blind tests. If you just go by whether people "feel good," that hardly gives you any medically relevant information at all, but you know, it probably won't hurt anything other than her bank account.
Even with celiac disease, which is a real and potentially very serious condition, people seldom have any real short term reaction to the gluten protein (allergies are a different matter though). It takes quite some time on a GF diet to recover from it because the damage it causes is subtle and cumulative, though that doesn't stop people from suffering from all sorts of largely psychological reactions. It took over 2000 years for the cause of celiac disease to be discovered simply because there isn't an immediate and obvious reaction to wheat involved.

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