CELIAC DISEASE

In Celiac Disease, the patients’ intestine becomes hypersensitive to gluten and there are antibodies which attack the intestinal tract. Any gluten intake causes inflammation and damage to the intestine and makes ingestion difficult. It is an autoimmune disease. It can start at any age and if left untreated it can lead to complications due to malabsorption of nutrients.

What are the complications of Celiac Disease?


If left untreated, Celiac Disease can lead to following complications due to malabsorption of nutrients:

  • Development of Type I diabetes

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis (an itchy skin rash)

  • Anemia

  • Osteoporosis

  • Infertility and miscarriage

  • Neurological conditions like migraines and epilepsy

  • Short stature

  • Intestinal cancers




What are it's signs and symptoms?


If you experience following signs and symptoms, you might have this disease:

  • Bloating

  • Gas (flatulence, farting)

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Mouth Ulcers

  • Joint Pain

  • Heartburn, due to acid reflux

  • Swollen Ankles (edema)

  • Anemia

  • Vitamin K Deficiency, leading to bleeding

  • Fat Soluble Vitamins (vit ADEK)

  • Excessive Bruising




What causes Celiac Disease?


Celiac disease is predominantly an autoimmune disease which develops from an interaction between genes, eating foods with gluten and various environmental factors. Following environmental factors may also contribute:

  • Infant Feeding Practices

  • Gastrointestinal Infections

  • Gut Bacteria

The disease might be triggered after following events:

  • Surgery

  • Pregnancy

  • Childbirth

  • Viral Infection

  • Severe Emotional Stress

When the patients of celiac disease ingest food that contains gluten, their body initiates an immune reaction against it. The immune reaction damages the hair-like villi in small intestines and cause malabsorption.




How do we diagnose it?


At NYC Gastroenterology, a professional diagnosis is made beginning from complete medical history of the patient and a thorough physical examination and proceeding to the following for a definitive diagnosis:

  • Analysis of blood samples

  • Intestinal endoscopy with biopsy

  • Capsule endoscopy




What is it's treatment?


At NYC Gastroenterology, our expert gastroenterologists treat the disease in the best way possible. The regime includes following:

  • Conservative management with diet and lifestyle

  • Necessary medications





Find Out More About Celiac Disease

At NYC Gastroenterology and Nutrition, our expert gastroenterologist, Dr. Oliner,  can help you with diagnosis and treatment of Celiac Disease in the most effective and expert way. If you would like to book an appointment, you can call us at 646-957-2989 or book an appointment online.

What Patients are saying:

Dr. Oliner is very thorough and seems genuinely interested in helping me with my health issues. Upon meeting him, I was immediately put at ease by his friendliness and ability to truly listen to what I had to say. I have had 3 appointments with him so far and, unlike many doctors, I do not dread going in to see him

Michael H.

Dr. Charles Oliner, MD - NYC Gastroenterologist

Address: 247 3rd Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-957-2989  |  Fax: 212-228-2142
Email: droliner@newyorkcitygastro.com

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