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Celiac Disease Program — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • For people who have celiac disease, eating gluten causes the immune system to attack the lining of the small intestine. (Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.) The resulting damage can make it hard for the body to get enough nutrients from food.