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Testing to diagnose celiac disease

Last Modified: October 25, 2022

Family Medicine, Diseases & Disorders

When Jaysn Murphy started experiencing more severe and frequent heartburn and concerning changes to his stools in fall of 2020, his wife encouraged him to investigate. Jaysn shared his diet and health history with his primary care provider, Nicholas Dutro, MD, PPG – Family Medicine, who decided a blood test to detect a potential sensitivity to gluten was a good next step.

Through this evaluation, Jaysn discovered he had celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which the body makes antibodies that attack the villi that line the small intestine. By implementing lifestyle modifications, Jaysn is finding an improved quality of life and enjoying his time with his family. He hopes his experience will encourage others to have an open dialogue with their providers and seek answers when their instinct tells them something isn’t right.

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