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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?

Non-Celiac-Gluten-Sensitivity

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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