Excerpted from: www.kcrg.com

Celiac disease or Gluten Intolerance seems to be coming more prevalent. Several factors need to be considered before we jump to the conclusion that it is contagious or an epidemic: more people are seeking help for symptoms, better diagnostic tools are available and more physicians are aware of the later onset of the disease.

Some facts and figures to consider from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness:

  • One in 133 Americans have celiac disease.
  • 95% of people with celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
  • 6 to 10 years is the average time a person waits to be correctly diagnosed.
  • There are NO pharmaceutical cures for celiac disease.
  • A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac today.