How To Manage

Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:06

Avoidance is the only way to prevent the symptoms of Celiac Disease.  Be careful to read food labels in order to avoid gluten; become educated on the names of the ingredients and hidden ingredients that may have gluten in them.  Patients often have difficulty digesting dairy products due to the damaged villa of the small intestine.

Carry an epinephrine autoinjector as directed by your doctor. If you have a severe allergy, and in the event that anaphylaxis occurs, this is advisable. This requires a prescription from your doctor.  Your doctor may also prescribe other antihistamines.  Antihistamines may be used; however, it is not as effective.