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Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity

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Wheat, rye, and barley contain gluten proteins,
which trigger celiac symptoms.

Eliminating gluten from your diet is the treatment for both conditions, but make sure you have a clear diagnosis.

Got gluten? You have ingested these proteins if you've ever eaten anything made with grains such as wheat, rye, or barley. Gluten is what makes breads chewy. Many people have gone gluten-free in recent years with increased attention to a condition generally called gluten sensitivity, which causes diarrhea, bloating, and headaches.

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