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The disease that killed my mother was the same disease that was killing me

I am writing my story of celiac disease. I was diagnosed in March 2008, at the age of 73. I also want to tell my mother’s story. She passed away in 1945 at the age of 30; when I was only 9½ years old. My mother was sick all her life. I remember her not [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have treated thousands of people with celiac disease, including many complicated cases.
  • Expertise. Celiac disease can be confused with other digestive disorders. Mayo Clinic has the expertise and latest imaging and laboratory tools to accurately identify the source of your problem and to design treatment plans for even rare diseases.
  • Comprehensive care. Celiac disease can cause complications such as osteoporosis, neurological disease, infertility and intestinal cancer. Mayo Clinic's integrated practice gives you rapid access to the expertise needed to solve your problems.
  • Time for you. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to listen to you, to explain your options and answer your questions. Your Mayo treatment team includes dietitians with expertise in celiac disease who can help you learn to live gluten-free.
  • New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers are conducting clinical trials of new treatment options. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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May. 22, 2013