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Treatments for Celiac Disease

There is no cure for celiac disease. The only effective treatment is to control symptoms and prevent complications by eating a gluten-free diet. Medication is used to help control intestinal inflammation in severe cases. If you develop nutritional deficiencies or lose bone mass, other treatment may be necessary.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes (a gluten-free diet)MedicationsOther treatments

At this time, there are no surgical treatments for celiac disease.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2014 -
  • Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
  • American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

  • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

  • The Merck Manual of Medical Information.17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: Accessed March 9, 2006.

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