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Treatments for Celiac Disease
There is no cure for celiac disease. The only effective treatment is to control symptoms and prevent complications by eating a gluten-free diet. Medication is used to help control intestinal inflammation in severe cases. If you develop nutritional deficiencies or lose bone mass, other treatment may be necessary.
Celiac disease treatment includes:Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatments
At this time, there are no surgical treatments for celiac disease.
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/20/2014