A strict, lifelong gluten-free diet is the only way to manage celiac disease.
In addition to wheat, foods that contain gluten include:
- Graham flour
- Spelt (a form of wheat)
Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian, who can help you plan a healthy gluten-free diet.
Once you remove gluten from your diet, inflammation in your small intestine generally begins to lessen — usually within several weeks
, though you may start to feel better in just a few days. Complete healing and regrowth of the villi may take several months to several years. Healing in the small intestine tends to occur more quickly in children than adults.
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