Medicines usually are not needed to treat
celiac disease. If you or your child has been
diagnosed with this condition, your doctor may recommend taking a vitamin
supplement that has iron and calcium. After you or your child is on a
gluten-free diet, symptoms should get better within 2
or 3 weeks, nutrients should be absorbed more normally, and the
small intestine should gradually heal.
Medicine is only needed if you or your child becomes seriously ill with
celiac disease or if
complications develop. Medicines will be given only
long enough to correct these problems. Doctors may prescribe steroid
medications to ease swelling in the intestine and to help it absorb nutrients
better. But not all experts agree about the use of these medicines to treat
celiac disease. Some complications, such as delayed growth, cannot be treated
It is possible that the main title of the report Celiac Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.