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Celiac Diagnostic Center - Overview

Celiac Disease Patients Find Help - and Hope - at the Celiac Diagnostic Center in Egg Harbor Township

Living with celiac disease may not be simple, but finding the best health care in Southern New Jersey is now easy. The Celiac Diagnostic Center at Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates in Egg Harbor Township is the first center of its kind in the region devoted entirely to the diagnosis and management of celiac disease.

Celiac disease is caused by an allergic-like reaction to gluten that inflames the small intestine, hindering its ability to properly absorb nutrients. Gluten is a protein found in a variety of popular grains, including wheat, rye and barley. While gluten is found mainly in food, it can also be found in other products such as medicines and vitamins.

If a person with celiac disease takes foods containing gluten, they may suffer unpleasant symptoms like bloating and diarrhea. They may experience more serious health problems such as anemia, osteoporosis or infertility.

The only treatment: at this point in time is elimination of foods containing gluten.

At the Celiac Diagnostic Center, early celiac disease diagnosis and appropriate management is Priority 1.

Celiac disease is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. It's also one of the most under-diagnosed. While it's estimated that three million Americans suffer with celiac disease, only one in about 4,700 people is diagnosed. In fact, diagnosis usually doesn't occur until symptoms severely impact one's daily living.

While there is no known cure for celiac disease, early diagnosis is critical to stop symptoms and complications in their tracks.

At the Celiac Diagnostic Center, expert physicians employ a clinical strategy that will enhance success at diagnosis.

Resources for management of symptoms and complications including important internet sites, are provided that will assist those affected with finding out what they can and do not need to do to avoid gluten.

You owe it to yourself, or your loved one suffering with symptoms of celiac disease, to contact the Celiac Diagnostic Center, where compassionate help for celiac disease patients is just a phone call away. 609.407.1220 ex. 1125.

Dr. Barry Kaufman discusses AGA’s Celiac Diagnostic Center on NBC 40’s Health Update with Robin Stoloff