Most people diagnosed with celiac disease nowadays are adults, but children can and do get it. Children who do not achieve the growth expected for their age, or who have certain digestive symptoms, may be tested for it.
While there is a genetic component to celiac disease, research suggests that it can develop in people at any age. A celiac disease specialist explains.
Studies have found that people with a parent, sibling or child who has celiac disease are at an elevated risk of developing the disease themselves.
A rheumatologist explains why it takes so long to diagnose an autoimmune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, how doctors can treat your symptoms and why you need ongoing monitoring.
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It can be difficult to control when or how severe your lupus flare-ups hit, but you can control other aspects of your life that affect how you feel.
It’s not an eating disorder. It’s a stomach disorder called gastroparesis. And it’s preventing a growing number of teenage girls and young women from wanting to eat at all. Gastroenterologist Michael Cline, DO, explains.
Scleroderma most often affects the skin. But the disease also can affect many other parts of the body, including the digestive system, lungs, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, muscles and joints.
When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
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