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Celiac Update – Osteoporosis

After I was diagnosed with highly advanced stage celiac in April 2009, my gastroenterologist ordered a bone density scan. The results showed full blown osteoporosis (I believe around -2.4) in my spine. I was shocked. No middle-aged man ever thinks about osteoporosis. My doctor referred me to an endocrinologist. She decided to treat me with […]

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Celiac Family

It’s been a rough couple of months. Since celiac has a strong genetic component, we decided it would be wise to have our two younger children screened for celiac disease as part of their annual physicals. My wife and I were shocked when both of their blood panels came back not just positive, but strongly […]

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3 Months Gluten Free

Actually, it’s more like 3 1/2 months now, but I decided it’s time for an update. I finally got the results of all the latest series of tests in and I have no other condition besides celiac causing bone loss. That’s the best news I could have expected under the circumstances, and hopefully means I […]

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Two Months Gluten Free

It’s now been roughly two months since my diagnosis of celiac and thus two months attempting to eat and live free of gluten. It’s definitely continued to be a learning experience. I’m still not certain how well I’ve done in my efforts. But I think I’ve done pretty well. We’re still learning how to avoid […]

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Osteoporosis and Celiac Disease

As a middle-aged male, osteoporosis was not even on my radar. However, it’s one of the significant risks for an adult celiac of any age or gender, especially if the disease has been active long enough to significantly damage the small intestine and cause nutritional deficiencies. I’ve had a bone density scan, though I don’t […]

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What Is Celiac Disease?

Update 10/12/2009: The Gluten-Free Doctor has posted just about as comprehensive a list as I can imagine of the possible symptoms of celiac disease. Given that I often have and will refer to celiac disease on this blog, I realized I should write a post that explains the disease. I know that prior to my […]

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