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Health Update – Celiac Disease?

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After not hearing back from my doctor for a couple weeks, I called to get the results of my genetic test. Before getting the test, my doctor explained that based on the results, I would have one of two situations:

  • Gluten sensitivity-This would be my diagnosis if I had none of the genes for celiac disease. With this diagnosis, if I REALLY wanted some gluten, I could–very rarely–load myself up with meds and then partake.
  • Celiac disease – This would be my diagnosis if I had the two genes that are present in the majority of celiac cases: HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8. With this diagnosis, obviously, gluten is off the menu forever.

And how did I do?

I have ONE of the genes. And, I’ve been ordered to be gluten-free forever.

My official diagnosis is that I *could* have celiac disease. My official opinion is that I DO have celiac disease, based on several factors, including my reactions to gluten, previous health issues, and because the gene that I do have, HLA-DQ2, is the most common gene associated with celiac.

What do you guys think? Does anyone else have experience with these genetic tests?

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Author: Coach Bryn

Bryn is a certified holistic health coach and productivity expert. She will help you kick ass, get healthy, and rock your purpose like a boss, but remember, kids, she's not a doctor (well, not a real one, anyway).

4 thoughts on “Health Update – Celiac Disease?

  1. Biopsy here. Not the genetic testing. Has your doc said anything about it be an inherited gene?

    • It is an inherited gene, but no one else in my family seems to think about how food could be connected to their health issues. I am currently waiting for them to hear back from their doctors.

  2. No experience with those in particular, I was confirmed via endoscopy. I would just like to offer my condolences since we all know gluten is freaking delicious.

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