Diagnosing & Treating Celiac Disease, 7-Part Video Series

/Diagnosing & Treating Celiac Disease, 7-Part Video Series

Diagnosing & Treating Celiac Disease, 7-Part Video Series

Dr. Gary Kaplan addressed the DC and Northern Virginia Celiac Support groups at their June 5, 2010 meeting. In the attached video, Dr. Kaplan describes Celiac Disease (CD), as an autoimmune disorder with environmental and genetic triggers.

Dr. Kaplan identifies 4 types of Celiac Disease: “Typical,” “Atypical,” “Silent,” and “Latent,” with each type characterized by a different presentation of symptoms. He explains why so many people with Celiac Disease remain undiagnosed, and he discusses the numerous environmental triggers that can help set off the disease.

According to Dr. Kaplan, people with Celiac Disease are at a higher risk for developing other autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s Disease, Grave’s Disease, and Addison’s Disease. Consequently, if one autoimmune diagnosis is reached, it is important to check for other co-existing autoimmune conditions.

Finally, Dr. Kaplan urges that if you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, you must pay close attention to your nutrition beyond adopting a gluten-free diet. And if you’ve had undiagnosed Celiac Disease for awhile, you should be checked for underlying nutritional deficiencies and medical problems.

Part 2: Four Types of Celiac Disease

Part 3: Extra-Intestinal Symptoms

Part 4: Environmental Triggers

Part 5: CD & Other Autoimmune Conditions

Part 6: The Role of Vitamin D

Part 7: Dr. Kaplan’s Integrative Approach

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About the Author:

Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.

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