A gluten-free diet is currently the only way to effectively treat celiac disease. Fortunately, maintaining a gluten-free diet isn't as hard as it may seem as long as you are educated about some basic rules about the food and beverages you can and cannot consume.
Doctor strongly recommend that you first seek a professional opinion before removing gluten from your diet because following a gluten-free diet can make it difficult to diagnose celiac disease.
While medical advice should be obtained directly from your doctor, the information in this section can help you make lifestyle decisions to get on the right track for a healthier and happier life.
Following a gluten-free diet means you cannot eat many "staples, " including pasta, cereals, and many processed foods that contain grains. There may also be gluten in ingredients added to food to improve texture or flavor, and products used in food packaging. If you have celiac disease, you can still eat a well-balanced diet. For instance, bread and pasta made from other types of flour (potato, rice, corn, or soy) are available. Food companies and some grocery stores also carry gluten-free bread and products. You can also eat fresh foods that have not been artificially processed, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, since these do not contain gluten.
Commonly, people with celiac disease are deficient in fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, as well as in calories and protein. Deficiencies in copper and vitamin B6 are also possible, but less common. After treatment with the gluten-free diet, most patients' small intestines recover and are able to properly absorb nutrients again. However, patients may continue to be vitamin B deficient as the gluten-free diet may not provide sufficient supplementation. This can be remedied with a daily, gluten-free multivitamin. The multivitamin should not exceed 100% of the daily value (DV) for vitamins and minerals. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may also be prescribed by your physician if your intake is not sufficient.
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