Does Mandy Moore have celiac disease?
While the This Is Us star hasn’t revealed implicitly that she has the autoimmune disease, at this point, all signs are pointing to yes.
On Instagram on October 2017, Moore posted this image that says, “Grog city. Just had an upper endoscopy to officially see whether or not I have celiac [disease] (only way to officially diagnose)…things are looking 👌).”
Months earlier, Moore revealed in an Instagram story that she indeed had been diagnosed with celiac disease – most likely from a blood test but the details aren’t clear from her post.
I speculate that Moore had a blood test come back positive for celiac disease in July, and then did the endoscopy procedure in October to “officially” confirm the diagnosis.
I have a feeling we’ll know the results of Moore’s small intestine biopsy soon.
When I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I first had the blood test. Then I had to wait about four months to get an appointment with my GI doctor to do the endoscopy procedure to “officially” confirm the original diagnosis. It took about a week for me to learn of the final results of my biopsy… and confirm my original celiac disease diagnosis.
A blood test for celiac disease is 99 percent accurate for diagnosing celiac disease. However, an endoscopy is still considered the “gold standard” diagnosis. Most people will undergo the blood test, then do the endoscopy procedure to confidently confirm the diagnosis.
The only way to manage celiac disease is through strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. I learned that not only I needed to be gluten-free, but I needed to clean up my diet. You can read more about how I healed myself from celiac disease in this article.
Curious about other celebrities with celiac disease or who follow a gluten-free diet? Visit my complete list of celebrities with celiac disease. Also read this article, 7 Celebrities that Make Gluten-Free Look Good.