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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No!!!!!

Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals.
Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www.celiac.nih.gov/materials.aspx; www.celiac.org/

In brief: No!!!!!

Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals.
Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www.celiac.nih.gov/materials.aspx; www.celiac.org/
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

If your celiac diseases is managed appropriately, it shouldn't interfere with your education and career.

In brief: No

If your celiac diseases is managed appropriately, it shouldn't interfere with your education and career.
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Dr. Stephanie Kokseng
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No. There is no correlation with celiac disease and the inability to study anything.
While studying medicine you may learn more about the disease process, too. good luck!

In brief: No

No. There is no correlation with celiac disease and the inability to study anything.
While studying medicine you may learn more about the disease process, too. good luck!
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