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Do you have Lupus? Get tested for Celiac Disease.

Posted Jan 27 2012 12:00am

Click on the 2 links below for more on the connection between gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease and Lupus. If you have been tested and/or are already gluten free take the time today to share that with another person that you know with Lupus (or another autoimmune disease).

First off, the blood testing won't be accurate unless you are on a regular diet and haven't gone completely gluten free.

Also know that just because you are tested for Celiac Disease and it comes back negative doesn't rule Celiac Disease out totally. There are many cirumstances of false negatives.(and some false positives and inconclusive tests as well)  Dr. Peter Greene MD (Celiac Specialist) says that a patient may have 9 negatives in Celiac Disease testing, then the 10th test the doctor manages to get the proper spot of the intestine where the Celiac Disease damage (villi damage) shows up.
If you are tested for Celiac Disease and are negative...I would try the gluten free diet for a month to a few months to see if you feel any better. Also testing for other food allergies as well can be immensely helpful.
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