Celiac Disease

By: Maria Aguilar

What is it?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

How to prevent it

It's best to keep gluten-free foods in a separate cupboard.

let your server know that you have special dietary needs.

Check your weight daily


A lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. Medication is normally not required.

The strict gluten- free diet helps heal the small intestine

Related diseases


Liver Disease




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