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Celiac Disease

Welcome to the Celiac Disease Treatment Center at Emirates Hospitals Group, where we specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals suffering from celiac disease in Dubai. Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine, triggered by the consumption of gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Our dedicated team of gastroenterologists, dietitians, and healthcare professionals is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans designed to manage symptoms, promote healing, and improve your quality of life. With state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical technology, we ensure that you receive the highest standard of care tailored to your specific needs.

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Advanced Procedures for Celiac Disease Treatment in Dubai

At the Celiac Disease Treatment Center, Emirates Hospitals Group offers a variety of advanced procedures to effectively manage and treat celiac disease:

  1. Gluten-Free Diet Counseling: Our expert dietitians provide comprehensive counseling and support to help you transition to and maintain a strict gluten-free diet, which is the cornerstone of celiac disease management.
  2. Nutritional Supplements: Depending on your nutritional needs, we may recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to address deficiencies commonly associated with celiac disease, such as iron, calcium, and vitamin D.
  3. Medication Therapy: In certain cases, medications such as corticosteroids or immunosuppressants may be prescribed to manage severe inflammation or associated autoimmune conditions.
  4. Regular Monitoring: Periodic follow-ups and blood tests are conducted to monitor your progress, ensure adherence to a gluten-free diet, and detect any potential complications early.

Recognizing Common Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Understanding the symptoms of celiac disease is crucial for early diagnosis and effective management. Common symptoms include:

  1. Digestive Issues: Chronic diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain are frequent gastrointestinal symptoms of celiac disease.
  2. Nutritional Deficiencies: Due to malabsorption, individuals may experience weight loss, anemia, and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, leading to fatigue and weakness.
  3. Skin Rash: Dermatitis herpetiformis, a blistering skin rash, is a common symptom of celiac disease that typically appears on the elbows, knees, and buttocks.
  4. Bone and Joint Pain: Osteoporosis, osteopenia, and joint pain can occur due to calcium and vitamin D deficiencies.
  5. Neurological Symptoms: Headaches, peripheral neuropathy (numbness and tingling in the hands and feet), and cognitive issues such as brain fog are also associated with celiac disease.

Diagnostic Approaches for Celiac Disease in Dubai

Accurate diagnosis of celiac disease involves a combination of clinical evaluation, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. At Emirates Hospitals Group, our diagnostic approach includes:

  1. Medical History and Physical Examination: Detailed assessment of your symptoms, medical history, and family history of celiac disease or other autoimmune conditions.
  2. Serological Testing: Blood tests to detect specific antibodies (tTG-IgA and EMA-IgA) that indicate an immune response to gluten.
  3. Genetic Testing: HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genetic tests may be conducted to determine your genetic predisposition to celiac disease.
  4. Endoscopic Evaluation and Biopsy: Upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small intestine is the gold standard for diagnosing celiac disease. Tissue samples are examined for damage to the villi (tiny, finger-like projections in the intestine) caused by gluten ingestion.

Effective Management and Recovery for Celiac Disease Symptoms in Dubai

Managing celiac disease requires a lifelong commitment to a strict gluten-free diet and regular medical follow-up. At Emirates Hospitals Group, we provide comprehensive post-treatment care:

  1. Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailored treatment strategies combining dietary management, nutritional support, and, if necessary, medication therapy to manage symptoms and promote healing.
  2. Regular Follow-Up Appointments: Ongoing monitoring and adjustment of treatment plans to ensure optimal management of celiac disease and prevent complications.
  3. Patient Education and Support: Providing information about celiac disease, treatment options, and lifestyle modifications to empower you in managing your condition effectively.
  4. Nutritional Guidance: Continuous dietary support and education to help you navigate a gluten-free lifestyle and maintain balanced nutrition.
  5. Psychological Support: Access to counseling and support groups to address the emotional and psychological impact of living with celiac disease and ensure overall well-being.
Last update date: 26-06-2024

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