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Study: Celiac diagnoses rose during 2000s

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Although more doctors are now looking for celiac disease, it is understood by celiac experts that celiac disease is still underdiagnosed. This is primarily due to the wide variety of symptoms that people can suffer from if they have celiac disease. There are hundreds of different symptoms. Many celiacs do not even have digestive symptoms. […]

What Is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine. Common symptoms include loose stools, fatigue, weight loss and generally poor health. However, symptoms can vary widely and include constipation, weight gain, and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.   What Is Gluten?  
Gluten is a protein found in […]

Do You Really Need a Biopsy to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

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Yesterday we discussed the under-diagnosis of celiac disease in the U.S. Among the reasons given was the fact that often small bowel biopsies are not done during endoscopies. So the next question is… Do You Really Need a Biopsy to Diagnose Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is traditionally diagnosed with a positive biopsy of the small […]

Do You Really Need a Biopsy to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease is traditionally diagnosed with a positive biopsy of the small intestine. The biopsy will demonstrate damage to the intestine known as villous atrophy. Villi are small finger-like extensions of the lining of the intestine that are visible only under the microscope. People with celiac disease and other conditions will show a marked reduction […]