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    Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson
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    Hello,
    My name is Rachel and I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and a MTHFR mutation. I am concerned about my son – what testing should I ask his pediatrician for to determine if he has the same issues?
    Thanks,
    Rachel

    #29531
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    Welcome, Rachel!

    There are a lot of factors that can affect Thyroid function, including gluten sensitivity. Have you been tested for gluten sensitivity? Dr. Osborne recommends HLA-DQ genetic testing. If you and your son’s father have been tested, you will have enough information to determine if you son has a gluten sensitivity. Hashimoto’s in an autoimmune disease that can be gluten induced.

    Check out this article:

    3 Causes of Hypothyroid Disease That Often Get Missed

    I hope this helps!

    Cristina, Nutritionist for Dr. Osborne

    #29549
    Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson
    Participant

    Thanks, Cristina. I have been GF for 7 years. During the last 2 years, I have not been TRUE GF and am suffering the consequences. (Which is what prompted further testing and the MTHFR finding and possible Hashimoto’s diagnosis.) My husband nor I have been genetically tested for gluten sensitivity. I know my husband will not do the testing. I feel better when I am TRUE GF and do not want my son to suffer as I have. Is the HLA-DQ accurate/reliable for children (my son is 1 year).

    Thanks,
    Rachel

    #29567
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    Hi Rachel,

    Yes, the HLA-DQ testing is a genetic test that is done through a cheek swab. It will not reveal false negatives as in common blood testing. It is an accurate test for both adults and children.

    Genetic Testing

    Stay gluten and grain free!

    Cristina

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