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Celiac Disease

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  • Posted By: jduffy
  • June 19, 2009
  • 09:17 PM


How important is it for people with Celiac Disease to avoid gluten in their diet? My daughter - who is 19 - is extremely lazy about following her gluten-free diet. I've tried to express how important it is for someone with Celiac Disease to avoid gluten, but it seems to fall on deaf ears. I'm hoping someone out there in the medical field can help me convey this importance. Anyone have some words of wisdom?


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  • It's more important than you can imagine. Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition triggered by eating gluten. Not cutting it out 100% leaves you open to related conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, thyroid problems, diabetes, osteoporosis and more.Gluten isn't a great thing for anybody (it's a highly tricky thing for the digestion and immune system to deal with). For a celiac, it's lethal.
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    • December 23, 2009
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