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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as other systems in the body. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?


For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression— but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now...more

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Why Am I Still Having Symptoms?

Don't be dismayed if you can't seem to shake the effects of celiac disease; there's hope!

For celiacs and gluten-sensitive people, there are many reasons for a slow recovery. It depends on your condition when diagnosed and any other medical issues you have that may be complicating the process. There are several areas to explore: • You may not be giving yourself enough time to heal. Typically, children show a fairly rapid and dramatic improvement on a gluten-free diet. Adults may require much more time for the inflammatory process to subside.

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