About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

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.
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changes (a gluten-free diet)MedicationsOther treatments
At this time, there are no surgical treatments for celiac disease.

References

American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org. Accessed March 9, 2006.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu. Accessed March 9, 2006.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information.17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed March 9, 2006.

Revision Information

Health Headlines
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real AbilitiesView in a lightbox
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb OverdrinkingView in a lightbox
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?View in a lightbox
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood PressureView in a lightbox
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014View in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices