Celiac Disease Treatment in Downers Grove, IL
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage in the small intestine and indigestion when consuming gluten; a protein found in wheat, rye and barely.
The exact cause of Celiac Disease is unknown. However, just like many allergies, it’s mainly genetic. About 1 in 141 people in the U.S. have Celiac Disease. If you suspect that you have celiac disease it is important that you receive the best in care from the board-certified gastroenterologists at Digestive Health Services. With over 60 years of combined experience, our gastroenterologists are dedicated to providing the latest in care for patients suffering from celiac disease in Downers Grove, Il. They will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and answer any questions you may have to determine the best treatment option for you. For more information, contact our office at 630-434-9312 and schedule an appointment today!
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Celiac Disease may seem just like an inconvenience for people who like breads, but it actually can lead to other complications. If left undiagnosed and untreated, Celiac Disease can lead to iron deficiency (anemia), lactose intolerance, vitamin deficiencies, infertility and much more. In fact, studies have shown that if left undiagnosed by the age of 20, your chances of developing another intolerance or autoimmune disorder is 34%.
Only about one third of people with Celiac Disease experience major digestive symptoms. Symptoms of Celiac Disease include:
- Joint pain
- Acid reflux or heartburn
- Itchy, skin rash
Schedule an appointment with Digestive Health Services, SC to be diagnosed for Celiac Disease.
Schedule an Appointment for Celiac Disease Treatment in Downers Grove, IL
There’s no treatment that immediately cures Celiac Disease. Most likely, you will be referred to a dietitian or nutritionist to plan a gluten-free diet. Many times you will also be given medication or vitamin supplements. You will be given medication to cure the side effects of Celiac Disease. Over time, your small intestine will heal and you will experience less and less symptoms.