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When you have celiac disease, consuming foods with gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley and rye) triggers a series of reactions that cause inflammation in your body. This can eventually damage your small intestine and lead to serious health conditions, including malabsorption (the inability to absorb certain sugars, fats, proteins or vitamins from food).
There are no medications or surgeries to cure celiac disease. The only treatment is a lifelong commitment to eating a gluten free diet. Avoiding gluten helps the lining of your small intestine heal, so you can efficiently absorb nutrients from the foods you eat.
Adopting a gluten free diet includes eating a variety of delicious and healthy foods and avoiding even small amounts of gluten. This may include:
Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Healthy proteins such as lean meat, fish, dairy and nuts
Consuming allowed grains and flours such as rice, corn and soy
Avoiding grains with gluten such as wheat, rye, barley and triticale
Keeping a careful watch over allowed grains in moderation, such as gluten-free oats
Distilled alcoholic beverages (wine and vodka) and vinegars
Eating pre-packaged gluten free foods, such as crackers and frozen dinners, in moderation
As a referral center, patients from all over California and surrounding areas choose Stanford for our expertise and personalized treatments for celiac disease. With dedicated experts and a gastrointestinal nutritionist, we use innovative medical nutrition therapy approaches to help you remove gluten from your diet. This can help you make big changes without feeling deprived.
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PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
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You will receive written preparation instructions from the clinic or your doctor.
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