Celiac disease in children
Celiac disease in children causes gluten to damage villi, the finger-like projections in the small intestine responsible for absorbing nutrients from food. When the villi are damaged, the body can't absorb nutrients the body needs to grow. If that happens, a child can become malnourished. The Celiac Program provides comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Our team uses the most current treatment methods to meet the medical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs of each patient.
Celiac disease symptoms
There are many symptoms associated with celiac disease, these include but are not limited to: abdominal pain, bloating, chronic diarrhea or constipation; pale, foul-smelling stools, vomiting, weight loss, or trouble gaining weight, short stature, fatigue, iron deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron replacement therapy, osteopenia/osteoporosis, headache, and joint pain.