Individuals with celiac disease have to follow a gluten-free diet. This is currently the only way to treat this auto-immune disease. Celiac disease requires a medical diagnosis. The first step is typically a simple blood test that may be followed by an intestinal biopsy. Celiac disease can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies which can affect multiple systems in your body.
If you have one or more of these symptoms please talk to your doctor:
- Frequent Bloating or Stomach Pain
- Chronic Diarrhea
Also if you have had or have experienced any of the following please talk to your doctor about being tested for celiac disease:
- Chronic Anemia Unresolved by Iron Supplements
- Osteoporosis, Weak or Brittle Bones
- Infertility or Repeated Miscarriages
- Joint Pain
- Frequent Migraines and Headaches
For more information go to www.cureceliacdisease.org.
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian