Here are some suggestions of who should be tested for a gluten intolerance based on what info Enterolab (the ones who test using stool samples: www.enterolab.com) has posted on their site (these are people with greater risk factors or diseases that could lead to a gluten sensitivity):
*Relatives of gluten sensitive individuals
*Gluten-sensitive individuals 1 year after treatment
*Chronic diarrhea of unknown origin
*Irritable Bowel Syndrome
*Inflammatory Bowel Disease
*Gastroesophageal reflux disease
*Autoimmune liver disease
*Other causes of chronic liver disease
*Diabetes mellitus, type 1
*Autoimmune thyroid disease
*Any autoimmune syndrome
*Short stature in children
*Mothers of kids with neural tube defects
Continuing on a gluten-filled diet when the possibility of a gluten sensitivity exists could lead to intestinal damage. Don’t wait until that damage shows up on tests! Go on a gluten-free diet now, before it progresses. You can always add gluten items back in later, once you know, for sure, you are not sensitive to it.
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