Patients and Caregivers Guide to Celiac Disease

Understanding what celiac disease is and how it is diagnosed and treated can help you or a loved one live well with the disease. This Guide is a great place to start. Click on any heading below to begin.

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Symptoms

There are hundreds of signs and symptoms of celiac disease, which is why it can affect people differently.

Screening

Screening involves both genetic and antibody testing and is the first step in knowing for sure if you have the disease.

Diagnosis

A procedure called an endoscopic biopsy is the only way to diagnose celiac disease.

Treatment

Following a lifelong gluten-free diet is the only treatment available for celiac disease.

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