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Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Overview

If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and even the glue on stamps and envelopes.

Celiac disease affects each person differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Some people have no symptoms.

Celiac disease is genetic. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.

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Source: MedlinePlus

Note: This topic was prepared to help consumers find reliable health resources on the web. This site is not responsible for the information on other sites. The information here — and on all websites — is not intended to be a substitute for care given to you by a health professional.

Recommended Reading

Celiac Disease, National Institutes of Health
This site offers educational materials and resources, information on research and clinical trials, recipes and resources for people with the disease.

Celiac Disease, Mayo Clinic
This page on the Mayo Clinic site offers basic information on symptoms, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, screening, complications, treatment and self-care. The site also contains links to articles including "Celiac Disease Diet: How Do I Get Enough Grains?"

Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
This institution is engaged in clinical care, diagnostic support, education, and clinical and basic science research in celiac disease. The website offers a fact sheet, information on research and clinical trials as well as relevant scientific articles.

Groups Dedicated to Support

Celiac Support Association
The country's largest nonprofit support group dedicated to those with celiac disease offers a variety of information from symptoms and treatment to diet and lifestyle resources. The site also lists local chapters by state and includes contacts in northern Colorado.

Local Resources

Search for a Registered Dietitian or Nutrition Program, HealthInfoSource.com
Search this site to find a registered dietitian or other health professional to help you with your nutrition questions.

Search for a Local Support Group, HealthInfoSource.com
Search this site for a support group by typing in "celiac" as the keyword.

Poudre River Public Library District
Search the library collection for books about nutrition and diet, or use the library's health, sciences and technology databases.

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