What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, as if it were a poison.

Low FODMAP Diet Helps Heal Celiac

Research shows a temporary diet low in FODMAPs can help those with persistent celiac symptoms despite adherence to a gluten-free diet. Study participants showed improvements in both digestive complaints and mental health after only three weeks.

PillCam Explores Gut for Clearer Celiac Diagnosis

A small capsule containing a camera can, when ingested by a patient, explore the small intestine for celiac. Combined with computer technology, it can diagnose the disease without an invasive procedure and with greater accuracy.

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Gluten-Free Diet Helps Kids With Celiac More Than Adults

Children treated for celiac heal faster than adults. In a study at the University of Chicago, most patients reported improved symptoms after two years on a gluten-free diet. However, gastrointestinal complaints like bloating and diarrhea resolved better than non-digestive problems like fatigue.

What Is Your Number Two Trying To Tell You?

You might find yourself asking “Dr. Google” about what’s normal and what’s not. Let’s take a look at what your number two might be trying to tell you.

Non-classic celiac more severe

Most children with celiac have non-intestinal symptoms upon diagnosis. These patients show more severe symptoms and damage to the small intestine.

Extraintestinal Celiac Symptoms in Kids

Headache, short stature, bone and joint issues, mood changes and other non-gastrointestinal problems could be signs of celiac in children.