Medical Professionals Guide to Celiac Disease

This Guide is intended for medical professionals and uses language and terminology that are more suited for physicians, nurses, and nutritionists. Access the Guide by clicking on the headings below. If you or someone you love is living with celiac disease, you may want to try the Patients and Caregivers Guide to Celiac Disease.

Symptoms

Celiac disease is associated with approximately 300 symptoms, many of them subtle and seemingly unrelated.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis depends on analyzing biopsies of the small intestine and is confirmed with a positive response to a gluten-free diet.

Treatment

The only treatment for celiac disease is for patients to follow a lifelong gluten-free diet.

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