GlutenCHECK Celiac Disease Test
Simple At-Home Test Can Let You Know If You Have A Gluten Intolerance
Celiac disease is a serious gastrointestinal disorder that a person suffers with for their whole life. A person with Celiac disease suffers from a host of health problems including but not limited to:
- Irregular or severe bouts of diarrhea, constipation and bloating
- Recurring stomach pain, bloating and cramping
- Hair loss
- Deficiency in folic acid or iron
- Skin rash
- Lethargy, excessive tiredness
- Liver abnormalities
- Sudden weight loss
- Neurological problems (ataxia and neuropathy)
Celiac disease is caused by a person’s intolerance to the gluten protein gliadin, which is a complex concoction of barley, rye, spelt and wheat. The only way a person can avoid the symptoms is to stop eating foods with gluten in them. Of course, the symptoms of Celiac disease mirror many other symptoms, which makes it hard to diagnose.
Anybody – young and old – can have an intolerance to gluten. Bear in mind that not everyone who is gluten intolerant has Celiac disease.
GlutenCHECK is a simple, painless blood test you take in the comfort of your own home. The test will provide you with the answer of whether or not you’re gluten intolerant in five minutes. All you need to is prick your finger to get a little blood and testing it out.
To ensure the test is accurate, continue eating as you have. Continue eating foods with gluten in them to ensure the test results are accurate. Do not try a gluten-free diet until you know for sure if that is what’s causing your symptoms.
GlutenCHECK: How Does It Work?
The at-home test will test the level of IgA antibodies in the blood sample – just a drop will do. If the antibodies are in the sample you provide, the testing card displays a red-colored line in the testing and control field. The test has an integrated control system to make sure the test is done properly.
The results will let you know if you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease and should begin a gluten-free diet.
If the results come back negative for either one, and other possible causes have been eliminated, talk with your healthcare provider about it. You should also make adjustments to your diet so that you can feel healthy once again.