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Category: Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease – Dr. Monte Smith

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which damage to the small intestine interferes with the absorption of food. Persons with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Persons with celiac disease that eat gluten-containing foods damage small structures in the small intestine called villi, resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients from food no matter what food the individual eats. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Monte Smith discusses diagnosing, managing and treating celiac disease in this installment of Health Connection.

What is celiac disease? (first question)

What causes celiac disease? (skip to 1:27)

What are the symptoms of celiac disease? (skip to 2:14)

How is celiac disease diagnosed? (skip to 2:56)

How is celiac disease treated? (skip to 3:57)

What types of foods are off-limits in a gluten-free diet? (skip to 4:33)

Is there any way to prevent getting celiac disease? (skip to 5:25)

Does celiac disease run in families? (skip to 5:55)

What happens when celiac disease is left untreated? (skip to 6:33)

What are the long-term effects on the body from celiac disease? (skip to 7:58)

Aside from diet, are there any other ways to manage celiac disease? (skip to 8:32)

Assuming the patient complies with dietary restrictions, can he or she expect a normal lifespan? (skip to 9:13)