(HealthDay News) -- Avoiding gluten is the most important factor in managing celiac disease, but more may be required.
Here are suggestions from the Mayo Clinic:
- Check food labels carefully and to avoid all foods and care products that contain gluten. Some types of lipstick and toothpaste include gluten.
- Since you're avoiding certain foods, ask your doctor if you may need nutritional supplements.
- See your doctor regularly for checkups and tests, including a possible endoscopy if you have current symptoms.
- Work with a registered dietitian to make sure you're getting the right nutrients.
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