Celiac Sprue (cont.)
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Celiac Disease Treatment
The treatment for celiac disease is strict avoidance of gluten in the diet.
Because lactose intolerance is common in people with celiac disease, incremental improvements occur when a lactose-free diet is introduced.
Self-Care at Home for Celiac Disease
For the most part, successful control of celiac disease consists of what happens at home to modify diet and to select foods that can be eaten. Many resources are available to assist a person with choosing appropriate foods and modifying recipes to work within his or her diet.
Food labels should be read carefully. Wheat and rye flours, barley, and oats are common ingredients in many products. Many products a person would not suspect contain flour, such as salad dressings. In addition, barley is used in the brewing process of beer. The following substitutions may be tried:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2017
Mohammed Wehbi, MD
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