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Celiac Disease Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

When poorly managed, celiac disease is excruciatingly painful and life-altering. Patients with this condition require a proper diagnosis and strict adherence to a gluten-free diet in order to live a normal life. Our GI team is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and decades of experience devising appropriate food guidelines for celiac patients. Let our board-certified gastroenterologists in Philadelphia help you get your celiac disease under control today!

Celiac Disease Treatment - Bala Cynwyd, PA

It is estimated that 2.5 million Americans with celiac disease are undiagnosed, and at risk for long-term health complications. Our GI specialists have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of this common condition, and are here to guide you on a journey to better health and healing. Contact our office today to find relief from your celiac disease symptoms.

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FAQs on Celiac Disease:

What Is Celiac Disease?

It is a common immune disease characterized by an inability to process gluten. When foods with gluten are eaten, the immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Over time, the inflammation that damages the lining of the small intestine can lead to complications like malabsorption.

What Are The Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

Some people have no symptoms with Celiac Disease, but common symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood count (anemia)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain areas: in the abdomen or joints
  • Belching
  • Fat in stool
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Bone loss, fatigue, or malnutrition
  • Delayed puberty or slow growth
  • Cramping, itching, lactose intolerance, skin rash, or weight loss

What Is The Treatment for Celiac Disease?

The only treatment for Celiac Disease is a strictly gluten-free diet. That means avoiding foods that contain wheat, rye and barley. 

What Are Celiac Disease Risk Factors?

Celiac disease is hereditary. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease.