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Is celiac disease serious?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Help please! is celiac disease serious?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Very serious: You may end up with not just weight loss, but malnutrition with bad effects on various organ systems not to mention the abdominal discomfort.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
A few things...: See your doctor: -Might need to meet with a nutritionist to learn where gluten is found (or hidden) in food. -Bone density testing is recommended. -Nutrient levels like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. -Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). -A GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well.
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