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digestive discomfort after starting gluten free diet(due to celiac), what to do?

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Double check: Make sure you have a dietitian help you with your diet. Look for hidden sources of gluten in places like toothpaste, lipstick and even shampoo. Many people with celiac are also lactose intolerant. Try removing lactose.

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