The small intestine is damaged by celiac disease, a chronic digestive and immune disorder. Celiac disease is caused by consuming gluten-containing foods. The disease can cause digestive problems that last for a long time and stop your body from getting all the nutrients it needs.
Signs & Symptoms
The digestive system may be affected by celiac disease, as well as other parts of the body. Children are more likely to experience digestive issues than adults. A small percentage of people with celiac disease show no signs of the disease at all.
To determine if you have celiac disease, your doctor will look at your medical and family history, perform a physical exam, and order any necessary tests. Doctors use blood tests, biopsies of the small intestine, biopsies of the skin, and genetic tests to figure out if someone has celiac disease.
Celiac disease can only be managed by eliminating gluten from your diet. The gluten-free diet will be explained to you by your doctor, and he or she may recommend a registered dietitian who specializes in treating celiac disease. With the guidance of a dietitian, a healthy, well-balanced diet can be achieved while avoiding gluten.
How often should you visit the doctor?
Diarrhea or digestive discomfort that persists for more than two weeks necessitates a trip to the doctor. As soon as you notice any of the following symptoms in your child such as pale skin, irritation, or an inability to grow, you should see your child’s pediatrician.
Before beginning a gluten-free diet, talk to your doctor. Before being tested for celiac disease, you can alter the results by cutting back on gluten consumption.
Celiac disease is more common in close relatives. Ask your doctor if you should be tested if you have a history of the disease through a member of your family. Also, ask your doctor if you or someone in your family has a gene that makes you more likely to get celiac disease or diabetes.
The Doral Health and Wellness Gastroenterology Center provides cutting-edge technology, friendly staff members, and a welcoming environment in order to help you with Celiac disease treatment.
Here are the services provided at Doral Health and Wellness
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Celiac Disease Treatment
At Doral Health and Wellness, we have doctors that can help you manage your condition. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us on 1-347-384-5690 or 1-347-868-1016. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries.