Celiac Disease

In a normal body, gluten is processed without issue. In people with celiac disease, the immune system forms antibodies to gluten that attack the intestinal lining. This causes intestinal inflammation which can prevent the intestines from absorbing nutrients from food.

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

How is celiac disease diagnosed?

Several different tests are used to confirm a diagnosis:

  • Blood tests
  • Screenings
  • Intestinal biopsy

How is acute celiac disease treated?

The only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet (no wheat, rye, or barley).

If you have concerns about duodenal ulcers, request an appointment at San Bernardino Gastroenterology Associates.