From Allergy and Autoimmune Disease for Healthcare Professionals October 9 2019
Apparently 70% of people who have coeliac have yet to be tested for it.
Who may have it?
4.7% of those with irritable bowel syndrome.
20% of those with mouth ulcers.
8% of infertile couples.
16% of type one diabetics.
7.5% of first degree relatives of people with coeliac.
About 50% of people who are diagnosed have iron deficiency diagnosis at the time of coeliac diagnosis.
Other people who need to be tested may have:
Early onset osteoporosis or osteopenia
vitamin and mineral deficiencies
gall bladder malfunction
secondary lactose intolerance
peripheral and central nervous system disorders
Dental enamel defects
persistent raised liver enzymes of unknown cause
peripheral neuropathy or ataxia
metabolic bone disorders
autoimmune thyroid disease
unexplained iron, vitamin D or folate deficiency
unexpected weight loss
second degree relative with coeliac disease
My comment: I had years of the mouth ulcers, iron deficiency anaemia and irritable bowel symptoms which all resolved completely on a wheat free diet. The problem is that if I did want tested I would need to go back on wheat for a minimum of six weeks to give my antibodies a chance to build up sufficiently to test positive. Thus, best to get a test BEFORE you go on a wheat free diet.