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How do medications treat celiac disease?

Medications are rarely used to treat celiac disease. In cases where a strict gluten-free diet does not correct the damage to the villi which are hairlike projections that cover the lining of the small intestine, your doctor may prescribe a steroid to help reduce the inflammation in your intestines so that it may repair itself. If a vitamin or mineral deficiency is severe, you may be placed on a regimen that incorporates nutritional supplements into your diet so the deficiency may be corrected as quickly as possible.

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