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Diagnosing Celiac Disease

Diagnosing Celiac Disease

DR. RODGERS: Celiac disease can be difficult to
diagnose because it affects people differently. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of
the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Celiac disease occurs in people who react
to gluten. Gluten is found naturally in wheat, barley,
and rye and can be added to many prepackaged foods. The only way to know if you have Celiac disease
is to get tested. Celiac disease can be hard to diagnose because
some of its symptoms are like the symptoms of other diseases. If your doctor thinks you might have Celiac
disease you may need a blood test and biopsy. Before the blood test it is important to be
on your regular diet. If not, the results could be wrong. A biopsy involves taking a tiny piece of tissue
from your small intestine. The tissue will be viewed with a microscope
to look for signs of Celiac disease damage. For more information, follow us on Twitter
@NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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