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?
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.
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).