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How to Learn About the Basics of Celiac Disease

Posted by nepeht on October 20, 2008

  Given that in treatment of Celiac Disease severe diet changes are required, which for many people takes a significantly higher amount of conscious effort, discipline, and support than does treatment for some other diseases, it is probably really smart for those new to Celiac Disease to learn the basics of the disease right up front.

  I find that brief, informative articles from dependable sources are swell.  It is even better when one can find a super brief article that is both informative and easy to read.

  There are numerous sources or information about Celiac Disease.  One of the most concise articles can be found at http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/956622658.html.

  This article provides answers to the following:

  • What is Celiac Disease?
  • What are the Symptoms?
  • How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
    • Screening.
  • What is the Treatment?
    • The Gluten-Free Diet.
  • What are the Complications of Celiac Disease?
  • How Common is Celiac Disease?
  • Diseases Linked to Celiac Disease?

  And the article cites the National Institutes of Health for its primary information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/celiacdisease.html.

  There are many many other articles about Celiac Disease as well as about other closely related topics.  I would suggest a brief reading of this article for starters. 

  Secondly, it is important to be a critical learner.  If you read enough articles about Celiac Disease, you will notice that different authors have varying information in their articles.  Lucky for us, celiac sprue is largely an empirically based disease so many of the important facts are already established.  Just because two articles do not match word-for-word does not mean that one of them is “wrong”.

  Just read what you can and learn what you can. 

 

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