Patients with non-classic symptoms share their road to a celiac diagnosis – and the relief that came with it.
From Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here. ON a crisp October morning in 2014, Betsy Robbins waited impatiently in the hospital recovery room with her still-groggy husband, who 30 minutes earlier had undergone an intestinal biopsy. She looked up, expectant, when the gastroenterologist entered the room. “Your husband either has intestinal cancer or celiac disease,” he said bluntly. “The odds… Read more »
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