Posts Tagged celiac testing


Practical Suggestions for Celiac Patients

Here are five simple, practical suggestions for celiac patients: DO NOT stop eating gluten until you have gone to the doctor, even if you think you have celiac. This may sound a bit counter-intuitive, but actually, it’s extremely important. The way that the doctor tests for celiac is by checking your blood to see if […]

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Delayed Celiac Diagnosis

Delayed Celiac diagnosis is a problem far too common among those who suffer from this disease. This is a summary of a study that looked at how long it takes to get a proper diagnosis from the onset of symptoms and the first doctor visit. Just in my limited experience, these times are still off. […]

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Camera capsule provides glimpse of small intestine

Of all the things to swallow, a camera might not be on top of anyone’s list — unless you’re a person suffering from a gastrointestinal problem that traditional tests have not been able to diagnose. For these people, the noninvasive capsule endoscopy offers hope for relief. What makes the capsule endoscopy so exciting is that […]

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ALV003 Potential Treatment for Celiac Disease Patients

Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today (Oct 11, 2011) announced positive results from its Phase 2a clinical trial of ALV003, which demonstrated the ability of ALV003 to attenuate gluten-induced intestinal mucosal injury in serologically negative celiac disease patients maintained on a gluten-free diet for one or more years. The study findings will be presented in a late […]

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Celiac Genetic Tests

Celiac Genetic Tests Are Not All Equal and Some DQ2 Negatives May Not Be Completely Negative By Dr. Scot Lewey Genetic tests exist for Celiac disease and are highly accurate for determining the risk of the disease. When a complete genetic panel is performed the possibility that someone having or ever getting this autoimmune disease […]

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