Celiac Disease: Basic Facts
What Is Celiac Disease?
What is celiac disease? Learn what causes celiac disease, how to get diagnosed, and how to treat this common -- and under-recognized -- condition.
What Causes Celiac Disease?
What causes celiac disease? Your genes play a role, but there are several other factors involved.
How Do I Find a Celiac Disease Doctor?
If you need to find a doctor who's familiar with the diagnosis and management of patients with celiac disease, you have several options.
Celiac Disease: Myths and Misperceptions
Unfortunately, many celiac disease myths persist among patients and family members. Let's clear them up.
Table of Safe and Unsafe Grains
Grain guidelines for people with celiac disease.
Side Effects of the Gluten-Free Diet
The gluten-free diet -- essential for people with celiac disease -- can increase the risk of excess weight gain, vitamin deficiencies, and high cholesterol.
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a painful skin disease caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten.
Allergy vs. Autoimmune Disorder: What's the Difference?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, not an allergy. Read about what makes the conditions different.
Celiac Disease Information in Spanish
The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign of the National Institutes of Health offers a free 20-page booklet of information about celiac disease, in Spanish.
Coping with Celiac Disease - Coping with a Gluten-Free Diet
Starting (and sticking to) a gluten-free diet requires major emotional and physical adjustments. Throughout this site, I've provided tips for coping with a celiac disease diagnosis and a gluten-free diet, and now I'm hoping that you have some tips of your own to share, too.
Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease
Learn the differences between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, both in symptoms and health risks.