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what are the really bad symptoms you can get with celiac disease?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Typically diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided.
Answered on May 13, 2012

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