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How can celiac disease be treated?

I am 14 years old and I have Celiac disease. I used to feel the stomach pains but the symptoms have decreased to only my face swelling and bad breath in the mornings. With Celiac disease I also have a case of depression/anxiety (haven t seen a doctor for it) but my main concern is the craving I have for ice. I eat a lot of ice, crave ice all the time, and I don t have to stop unless someone tells me to. I am on my menstrual cycle and believe I may have Iron deficiency anemia. My mother just gives me half an iron pill sometimes and I eat foods with Iron too. Should I wait till my cycle is over, but the problem with that is I know my craving won t go away. What should I do? Thank You.
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hello,

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.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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