Celiac Disease - Prevention

Celiac disease can't be prevented.

If you already have celiac disease, you can prevent symptoms-and damage to your small intestine-by eating a gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease: Eating a Gluten-Free Diet

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.

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