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!
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.
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.
Some people have no symptoms with Celiac Disease, but common symptoms include:
The only treatment for Celiac Disease is a strictly gluten-free diet. That means avoiding foods that contain wheat, rye and barley.
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.