Why some people with celiac disease may not be getting better on the gluten-free diet.
A pharmacist answers reader questions on gluten-free prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Alessio Fasano discusses the potential benefits of probiotics for someone with celiac disease and the genetic component of the disease.
In this essay, Dr. Ingrid Berg shares the story of watching her mother’s health crumble after being diagnosed with celiac disease and her inability to adhere to a gluten-free diet.
New research has identified permanent “immune scarring” in celiac disease which persists despite recovery on a gluten-free diet. It helps explain why patients never recover tolerance for gluten. The evidence encourages early diagnosis of celiac and has implications in the search for a cure.
Children with celiac receive inadequate medical follow-up, according to a study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Within three years, half of patients were lost to follow-up, despite national guidelines that all celiac patients need routine assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.