Conditions We Treat
Celiac Disease Clinic
Phoenix Children’s provides comprehensive testing and care for children with celiac disease.
Celiac disease is a condition that damages the small intestine. The disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Children with celiac disease experience abdominal symptoms such as belly pain, bloating and constipation. The disease can lead to growth problems and difficulty gaining weight.
Celiac disease is lifelong. Currently, there is no cure. The only available treatment is to carefully follow a gluten-free diet every day. This can be challenging, but the good news is that a gluten-free diet works. Eliminating gluten from your child’s diet lets the intestine heal. Symptoms typically go away within a few months.
Receiving a diagnosis of celiac disease can be upsetting. But it may also come as a relief to know what is causing your child’s symptoms. The Celiac Disease Clinic team will provide the resources and support your family needs to help your child experience the best possible health for life.