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Treatments for Celiac Disease

There is no cure for celiac disease. The only effective treatment is to control symptoms and prevent complications by eating a gluten-free diet. Medication is used to help control intestinal inflammation in severe cases. If you develop nutritional deficiencies or lose bone mass, other treatment may be necessary.

Celiac disease treatment includes:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatments

At this time, there are no surgical treatments for celiac disease.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2015 -
  • Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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  • Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: Updated May 2014. Accessed December 31, 2015.

  • Celiac disease: Treatment. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: Updated April 2014. Accessed December 31, 2015.

  • What I need to know about celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: Updated September 2013. Accessed December 31, 2015.

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