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7 Myths About Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and the Gluten-Free Diet

Myth 6: Not having the usual symptoms means that you do not have celiac disease

Celiac disease is not the same for everybody, it is usually compared to a chameleon since it can manifest in different ways depending on the person. It is known that first and second-degree relatives are more likely to develop some kind of celiac disease, or at least gluten sensitivity. For example, children of people with celiac disease are at least 4.5% more likely to suffer from celiac disease while nephews, nieces and cousins are 2.5% more likely to develop celiac disease than others

What most physicians recommend is to have all relatives tested in order to approach a proper diagnosis and know who suffers from celiac disease and be able to take precautions needed in order to avoid developing severe gastrointestinal problems. The most recommended way to test this problem is to have a blood test every 2 to 3 years to detect if there is any antibodies related to celiac disease show up.