Celiac Disease

What Is Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is caused by an allergic reaction to gluten, which inflames the small intestine and impairs its capacity to absorb nutrients. Wheat, rye, and barley are just a few of the common grains that contain the protein known as gluten. Although gluten is mostly present in food, it may also be found in other goods like vitamins and medications.

Gluten-containing foods can cause unpleasant symptoms including bloating and diarrhea in people with celiac disease. They might develop more severe health issues including infertility, osteoporosis, or anemia. The only effective treatment is to refrain from eating foods that contain gluten.

What You Should Know About Celiac Disease

One of the most prevalent gastrointestinal illnesses is celiac disease. It is also among the least often diagnosed. Although three million Americans are thought to have celiac disease, just one in 4,700 of those individuals receives a diagnosis. Diagnosis typically isn't made until symptoms significantly interfere with everyday life.

Why Choose Cooper for Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

While a cure for celiac disease is not currently available, early detection plays a crucial role in preventing symptoms and complications from progressing.

Cooper specializes in employing a clinical approach that improves the chances of an accurate diagnosis. Cooper prioritizes early detection and effective care of celiac disease.

We provide valuable resources to assist individuals affected by celiac disease in managing symptoms and avoiding gluten.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with a gastroenterologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating celiac disease, call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737) or use our online appointment form.