celiac disease cannot be prevented, symptoms and
damage to the
small intestine can be reversed by maintaining a
gluten-free diet. At first, you may also have to avoid
milk and milk products. After you stop eating gluten, the intestines begin to
heal and you likely will be able to gradually reintroduce milk products into
your diet without triggering symptoms.
Some adults with celiac
disease have a poorly functioning or nonfunctional
spleen, which is a risk factor for developing a
pneumococcal infection. For this reason, your doctor may recommend that you get
immunized with the
pneumococcal vaccine(What is a PDF document?).
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 18, 2010
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