Celiac Disease Health Center

Although many people live with celiac disease for years without realizing it, the condition can pose serious health risks that you should address with your doctor as soon as possible. Such risks include other autoimmune disorders, malnutrition, osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), thyroid disease, infertility and even cancer.

Gastroenterologists can test you for the disease and refer you to a registered dietitian to determine a healthy food plan.

If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, the main thing to remember is to eat only gluten-free foods.

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Review Date: 
June 13, 2012
Last Updated:
August 6, 2014