Celiac Disease for Nurses and Health Care Providers
Celiac Disease is grossly undiagnosed and underdiagnosed in the United States. It takes on average of 9-15 years to get a correct diagnosis while in Italy, it takes only 2-3 weeks to get a diagnosis. Nurses are in a unique position to recognize, recommend appropriate testing and save patients’ time, suffering, money and lives. Celiac disease occurs in at least 3% of the population but only .01% of the patients with celiac disease are diagnosed. It is up to Nurses and all health care providers to be educated about celiac disease and NCGS. If you think Celiac Disease doesn’t affect you, your family and your friends, think again.
- Recognition of signs and symptoms including neurologic, gastrointestinal, dermatologic, and much more
- Testing options, interpretation of genetic and antibody results, case studies
- Pathophysiology, incidence and prevalence, world-wide population occurence and the history of celiac disease
- Nutritional deficiencies, follow-up, microbiome, intestinal health, immune system, anti-inflammatory options
- Auto-immune connection, gut-brain connection, neuropsychiatry, fetal development and maternal health