Treatment for celiac disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects genetically predisposed people. Eating anything containing gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley) leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated that celiac disease affects one in 100 people worldwide.
When people with celiac disease eat gluten, their immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine. This damage interferes with nutrient absorption and the body becomes malnourished.
Celiac disease can cause over 300 different symptoms, including:
- Abdominal cramps
At Utah Gastroenterology, we offer patients diagnostic and celiac disease treatment options such as EGD.
Celiac disease runs in families. People with an immediate relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a one in 10 chance of developing celiac disease themselves.
For more information about celiac disease or its symptoms, call Utah Gastroenterology at 801-944-3199. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your preferred consultation time with a gastroenterologist. Our celiac disease patients come to us from Murray, Sandy, Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Draper, Riverton, St. George, West Jordan, Cottonwood and Millcreek.