Gastroenterologists often play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease. The 2015 article, Celiac Disease: Ten Things Every Gastroenterologist Should Know, co-written by Joseph Murray, MD, member of Celiac Disease Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, gives an outline of questions your gastroenterologist should feel comfortable answering and what you should be aware […]
Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis, treatment and a cure for celiac disease through advocacy, education and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders
Currently, the only treatment for a patient diagnosed with celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet for life. Maintaining a diet completely free of gluten can be very costly and challenging. Many patients’ intestines don’t heal completely while on a gluten-free diet, because of issues with cross-contact with, and an inability to find, strictly gluten-free […]
At a rally yesterday in South Carolina, Senator and presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, said in a speech about supporting the U.S. military, “That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments – or providing gluten-free MREs.” […]
February 17 marks the launch of the CDF and Children’s National Health System program to educate healthcare providers about celiac disease and the psychological factors related to living with this chronic disease. Register today for this free seminar, underwritten by a generous grant from the Resnick Family.
On February 1, 2016, the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released its first-ever evidence review on Diagnosis of Celiac Disease. AHRQ is a government agency tasked with producing evidence to improve the quality of healthcare while working with partners to ensure that the evidence is understood and used. […]
At least 20% of individuals with celiac disease continue to have symptoms on a gluten-free diet. Other estimates show that more than one third of celiac disease patients have altered gut motility or “IBS-like” symptoms (Sainsbury, Sanders, & Ford, 2013). Likewise, about 25% of those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity also continue to have symptoms on […]