Back in 2009, when I first began noticing various health problems and started to visit my physician regularly, we were at a loss as to the root of these issues. In February 2010 I was finally diagnosed with Lichen Planus (LP) and LPP the scalp version of LP.
Trying to find the reason for developing these autoimmune conditions and reading somewhere about Celiac, I asked my physician to test me, she refused. According to her I showed no signs of Celiac. After a month I was back for yet another set of tests and at that point she gave in and tested me for Celiac.
My blood test confirmed that I have Celiac, but later endoscopy showed no signed of it at all. I was on a gluten-free diet for almost a year by the time I had endoscopy.
Going gluten-free was the easiest change I have ever made to my diet and I can confidently say that, after being gluten, sugar, yeast and dairy free for four years now. At this time I avoid all grains.
I have just received this information on New Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease and I thought that it may be very helpful for you and for your doctors.
The highlights of the document:
- Celiac Disease: New Guidelines
- Diagnostic Testing for Celiac Disease
- Confirmatory Testing for Celiac Disease
- Management of Celiac Disease
- Top 10 Take-Home Messages for Celiac Disease
I know if I had this info back in 2009, I would be tested sooner!
This Celiac Guidelines guide is easy to print and bring with you to your doctor.
To your health,