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Celiac Disease Rates In The US Increased From 2000 To 2004, But

90% Sure I Have Celiac Disease, Have Not Gotten Tested, Advice Please

There is no cure for celiac disease , but people with the condition can manage the disease by avoiding eating gluten. According to a position paper published last year in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, there are a lot of people who don't have celiac disease who still avoid gluten in their diets , even though their immune systems don't have any particular sensitivity to gluten. "'Sense' should prevail over 'sensibility' to prevent a gluten preoccupation from evolving into the conviction that gluten is toxic for most of the population," wrote the papers authors, Dr. Antonio Di Sabatino and Dr. Gino Roberto Corazza, both of the University of Pavia in Italy. "We must prevent a possible health problem from becoming a social health problem." Most recently, survey results released earlier this month show that nearly a third of people in the U.S. are trying to cut gluten out of their diets , NPR reported. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Elisabeth Hasselbeck [b][b][b][b]<strong>Profession: </strong>[/b][/b][/b][/b]Co-host of "The View" [b][b][b][b]<strong>Allergy/Sensitivity: </strong>[/b][/b][/b][/b]Hasselbeck has Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an extreme reaction to gluten. Zooey Deschanel <strong>Profession: </strong>Actress and singer <strong>Allergy/Sensitivity: </strong>Deschanel has sensitivities to dairy, eggs and wheat. Serena Williams <strong>Profession: </strong>Tennis champion <strong>Allergy/Sensitivity: </strong>Williams is rumored to be allergic to peanuts. Susie Essman <strong>Profession: </strong>Comedian and co-star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" <strong>Allergy/Sensitivity: </strong>Essman has Celiac disease. Sarah Vowell <strong>Profession: </strong>Historian and author <strong>Allergy/Sensitivity: </strong>Vowell has Celiac disease. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

I got these treated with prednisone and steroidic creams which eventually brought it under control. I also developed acne which I NEVER had in my life before either. Soon after I started passing bloody stools. My doctor told me I was passing these bloody stools because my skin was very dry and a rough stool just caused some anal tearing. The thing is, I'd pass some stools that were extremely soft (diarrhea like) and there would be blood in them. Sometimes the stool would appear normal until I went to wipe and the toilet paper would just be bloody red. I had problems with this on and off for two years and just combated it by trying to include more antioxidants in my diet such as apples. Next, right before I started having issues with my sleeping patterns and vitality I developed this allergic reaction to alcohol which I never had experienced in my life before. As soon as I had anything to drink my eczema would get very agitated and turn red, I seemed to have sort of a mini hot-flash and I would become very itchy. This had never happened to me before then. Now, where I really started having a downfall was I started sleeping through my alarm clocks one day and just seemed to have a general lack of direction. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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