Gluten-free diets have become something of a trend in recent years, but for those who have celiac disease or gluten allergies or sensitivities, it's much more serious than a fad — just ask Mandy Moore.
She captioned the photo, "Grog City. Just had an upper endoscopy to officially see whether or not I have celiac (only way to officially diagnose)."
In July, Moore had posted on Instagram that she may have celiac disease, and asked her followers for helpful tips.
It's a serious condition, but can be difficult to diagnose. As Moore wrote on her Instagram story, doctors may recommend an upper endoscopy, a procedure that allows them to identify inflammation or damage in your small intestines — a sign of celiac. Doctors will also perform a biopsy of your intestines during the endoscopy to help confirm a celiac diagnosis. The procedure is mostly low-risk, and usually takes about 15 minutes.
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