Advanced Gastro Center Offers Expert Care for Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease Overview

Celiac disease is a hereditary disorder that affects a significant number of Americans. Celiac causes damage to the small intestine. People with celiac are intolerant of gluten, a protein found in several grains. Avoidance of gluten is one of the main strategies for coping with celiac disease.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Although some patients with celiac disease have few or even no symptoms, many celiac patients experience digestive symptoms like nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating. There are also symptoms that are not obviously linked to the gastrointestinal (GI) system, like fatigue and joint aches. In extreme cases, celiac can lead to malnutrition.

Celiac Disease Risk Factors

The largest risk factor for the celiac disease is positive history. If you have an immediate family member with celiac, then you have a ten times greater chance of developing celiac compared to the general population.

Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Treatment of Celiac Disease

The main treatment for celiac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet. However, this is not as simple as it may sound. There are many foods that contain gluten that is not obvious at first glance. The advice and assistance that you may obtain from New Jersey specialist gastroenterologists are invaluable for the efficient management of celiac disease. If the restricted diet is correctly followed, celiac disease can often be controlled. In fact, symptoms sometimes disappear altogether.

Locations

With locations throughout New Jersey, you’re always down the street from us!

Highland Park NJ

85 Raritan Avenue Suite 125
Highland Park NJ, 09804

Monroe Twp. NJ

7 Centre Drive Suite 11
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

East Brunswick, NJ

579 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick NJ 08816

Howell, NJ

705 Candlewood Commons
Howell NJ 07731