Celiac Disease & Crohn's Disease

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Quiz: Do You Understand Celiac Disease & Crohn's Disease?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Celiac disease is related to inflammation of the intestines but Crohn's disease is not.

Explanation:
Celiac disease and Crohn's disease are both diseases related to inflammation of the intestines. Crohn’s disease is more common in people who have celiac disease.
2

Diarrhea is a symptom of both celiac disease and Crohn's disease.

Explanation:
Symptoms of celiac disease and Crohn's disease include abdominal pain, anemia, diarrhea and short stature.
3

For general management of Crohn's disease, nutritionists recommend a low-fibre diet.

Explanation:
For general management of Crohn's disease, nutritionists recommend a high-fibre diet. For people experiencing flare-ups of the disease, a low-fibre diet is recommended.
4

Crohn’s disease usually affects patients between the ages of 10 and 50.

Explanation:
Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, and usually affects patients between the ages of 13 and 30. Blood tests for celiac disease and IBD test for different characteristics, allowing your physician to make the right diagnosis.
5

Individuals with celiac disease often have lactose intolerance.

Explanation:
If you have celiac disesase, it's important to follow a gluten-free diet completely so that your intestinal lining can heal to resume normal absorption. Individuals with celiac disease often have lactose intolerance, so it's important to make sure you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D from sources other than dairy.