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Celiac Disease Health Center

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Celiac Disease - Medications

Medicine is only needed if you or your child becomes seriously ill with celiac disease or if complications develop. Some complications, such as delayed growth, can't be treated with medicine.

Your doctor may recommend taking a vitamin supplement to make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals.

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Guide to Gluten-Free Flours

Are you on a gluten-free diet? Regular breads, bagels, muffins, and many other store-bought baked goods are not allowed on gluten-free eating plans. Here's what you need to know before you buy gluten-free grain products or bake them at home.

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Some doctors prescribe steroid medicines to ease inflammation in the intestine and to help it absorb nutrients better. But not all doctors agree on this.

If other possible illnesses have been ruled out, steroids or other medicines that change the immune system response may be used to treat refractory sprue that doesn't respond to a gluten-free diet.

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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