Celiac Disease Health Center

There is no cure for celiac disease. However, with a lifelong gluten-free diet, symptoms will recede and the villi in the intestines will return to a healthy state. The main treatment involves avoiding foods, beverages, medications, and other products that contain wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. It is important to read all labels carefully to look for these grains and related ingredients before consuming anything.

Individuals diagnosed with celiac disease should get help from a registered dietitian who specialized in celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

Doctors may prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements to correct for nutritional deficiencies. In addition, corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) may be prescribed for short-term use.

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Review Date: 
June 13, 2012
Last Updated:
June 30, 2013