The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will hold another free Celiac Disease blood screening on Saturday, October 9, 2010. In addition to screening 500+ people for Celiac Disease–thanks to the generosity of Prometheus Laboratories–their panel of experts will take questions from the audience and exhibitors will showcase delicious gluten free products.
Should I be tested?
1 in 100 people in the United States have Celiac disease, but 97% of those remain undiagnosed.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you should be screened for Celiac disease:
- Recurring abdominal bloating and pain
- Chronic diarrhea/constipation
- Liver and biliary tract disorders (“Transaminitis,” fatty liver, primary sclerosing cholangitis etc.)
- Weight loss
- Pale, foul-smelling stool
- Iron-deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy
- Failure to thrive or short stature
- Delayed puberty
- Pain in the joints
- Tingling numbness in the legs
- Pale sores inside the mouth
- A skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)
- Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
- Unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage
- Osteopenia (mild) or osteoporosis (more serious bone density problem)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression
If the screening is full, please schedule a visit with your doctor and ask him to screen you for Celiac disease.
More about the Celiac Disease Center @ U of C
In addition to this free screening, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center also offers:
- A gluten-free care package for newly diagnosed Celiac patients.
- An outstanding free newsletter
- Ongoing research to learn more about Celiac disease, including ways the epidemic of Celiac Disease can be reversed
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is a huge asset to the Celiac community. Thanks to all of those who are part of this outstanding medical center.