What is celiac disease?

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Celiac disease is an inherited, autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine due to an inability to process gluten. Gluten is the protein in wheat that makes dough elastic, and can be found in wheat, rye and barley.

How will we determine if I have Celiac Disease?

Dr. Cohen feels that integrative medicine can be the ideal path of treatment for patients suffering from celiac disease. She will take time to explore how your condition developed, your specific symptoms, what medications and therapies you have tried in the past, and perform specialized diagnostic testing to determine the exact nature of your condition. Dr. Cohen will then create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate discomfort, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms. Treatment options may include nutritional counseling, herbal and nutritional supplements and intravenous supplementation. In some cases, meditation and massage therapies may help to promote overall wellbeing.

Possible Symptoms

Abdominal bloating and pain

Chronic diarrhea

Foul-smelling, fatty or discolored stool

Weight Loss

Anemia

Bone pain

Fatigue