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Celiac Disease

Also called: Celiac Sprue, Gluten Enteropathy, Nontropical Sprue, Sprue

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Medicines usually are not needed to treat celiac disease. If you or your child has been diagnosed with this condition, your doctor may recommend...
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Although celiac disease cannot be prevented, symptoms and damage to the small intestine can be reversed by maintaining a strict gluten-free diet. At...
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Failure to respond to a gluten-free diet can be due to several reasons:Patients are not following a strict gluten-free diet and are still eating...
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The small intestine has an inner lining of cells that form finger-like projections called villi. The villi are important because they increase the...
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There has been much advancement to assist with complying with a gluten-free diet. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act requires...
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Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy. The exact cause of celiac disease is not clear;...
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The symptoms of Celiac disease include:Gas.Recurring stomach pain and bloating.Diarrhea.Constipation.Weight loss/weight gain.Fatigue.Change in mood...
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Omitting gluten from the diet is the key to controlling celiac disease. In patients with celiac disease, strict dietary gluten elimination will heal...
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Adults with celiac sprue have a several-fold higher than normal risk of developing lymphomas (cancers of the lymph glands) in the small intestine as...
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Yes, it is possible. Endomysial antibodies and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (blood tests for diagnosing celiac disease) are highly...
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Gluten is the protein fraction of wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten contains several different types of protein, each with a different arrangement of...
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There is no surgical treatment for celiac disease.
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