Monday, January 18, 2010

How is Celiac Disease treated?

To answer the follow up question to "What is Celiac Disease?" that I blogged about earlier...

From the experts at The US Department of Health and Human Services' National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

The only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet.
When you improve, you still should not eat gluten. The symptoms will recur. You need to avoid gluten forever (forever-ever? forever!).

If you don't start to improve...either
A) you still are eating some sort of gluten (fixable - get more OCD about reading ingredients and read my blog "contains gluten?")
B)your intestinal absorption is so severely damaged that it cannot heal (very bad).

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