The only available treatment for celiac disease is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet. Under the gluten-free diet, symptoms will improve in most cases, the antibody levels will gradually normalize and the intestine will mostly recover.
Since gluten is contained in a wide variety of commonly eaten foods, the necessary dietary adjustments after a confirmed diagnosis can be challenging. Good knowledge on the gluten-free diet and its implications on daily routines are essential to avoid dietary mistakes and involuntary gluten ingestion. Part of the required knowledge is to know how gluten-free foods need to be labeled in order to choose safe options.
With the gluten-free diet, all nutrient requirements can be met and dietary supplements are usually not necessary. Although generally healthy, the gluten-free diet requires more considerate food choices than a normal diet, especially when certain co-morbidities or lifestyle choices are present as well. The risk of nutrient deficiencies or excesses can be minimized when considerate food choices are made.