Celiac Disease

Following a gluten-free life due to celiac disease marks the start of a healthier you.

Takeda’s WeConnect provides you with information about Takeda clinical trials specifically for celiac disease that may extend beyond this lifestyle change.  This will empower you with the information needed to discuss further with your healthcare provider and make informed choices about your health.

Featured Celiac Disease studies enrolling now.

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The Illuminate-062 Study

The ILLUMINATE-062 Study is looking at the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication designed to break down gluten in the stomach compared with placebo in those with celiac disease who are on a gluten-free diet.


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Celiac Disease

Understanding and managing your gluten-free journey

Introduction to Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a complex autoimmune disorder that transforms the way individuals must interact with food. At its heart, it's an abnormal immune reaction to gluten—a protein in wheat, barley, and rye—that leads to damage in the small intestine, the crucial hub for nutrient absorption.

Causes and Risk Factors

The trigger for celiac disease lies in the immune system's mistaken response to gluten, leading to chronic inflammation and damage to the small intestine's lining. This condition highlights the importance of understanding genetic predispositions and environmental factors that can contribute to its development.

Diagnosing Celiac Disease

Diagnosis can be a winding road due to the wide range of symptoms celiac disease presents, from digestive discomforts like bloating and diarrhea to systemic issues such as fatigue and joint pain. Elevating awareness and education on these symptoms are key to encouraging early testing and diagnosis, ultimately improving outcomes for those affected.

Current Treatment Options for Celiac Disease

The cornerstone of managing celiac disease is a lifelong commitment to a gluten-free diet. Steering clear of wheat, barley, and rye and embracing gluten-free alternatives can dramatically enhance quality of life. Though challenging, adapting to this lifestyle opens a world of nutritious and tasty food options that support well-being.

Living with Celiac Disease

Navigating life with celiac disease goes beyond dietary adjustments—it's a journey that impacts both physical health and emotional well-being. The transition to a gluten-free lifestyle can be daunting, marked by the need to diligently avoid gluten while dealing with the physical symptoms of any accidental ingestion. It can feel isolating, requiring constant vigilance at social gatherings and when dining out. However, the gluten-free community is vibrant and supportive, offering a wealth of resources, recipes, and tips for making this lifestyle shift more manageable and less overwhelming.

Celiac Disease Research and Progress

There's an urgent need for more than dietary management. Takeda is at the forefront of this, dedicated to researching and developing potential new treatments that could one day offer more freedom and better health for those with celiac disease.  While there are currently no approved medications, clinical trials offer hope for the future.

Join Our Community in Pioneering Potential Health Solutions

By participating in our patient registry, you're not just navigating your health journey—you're contributing to a larger movement towards developing innovative treatments for celiac disease. Your involvement can help accelerate research and bring us closer to new solutions.

Be Part of the Community – Sign up for our Registry Today

Sign up for our patient registry today. Together, we can make a difference.

How WeConnect Works.

Takeda’s patient registry for clinical trials is a breeze to sign up for.

Click the 'Register' button.

Complete a brief contact information form.

Choose your areas of interest.

Look out for a confirmation email.

And just like that—you’re all set!

Now, you can relax while we keep you updated with notifications about Takeda’s clinical trials that might be just the right fit for you.

Keep connecting.

We know you're interested in signing up for Takeda's WeConnect to get direct communication about Takeda clinical trials, but just in case you are looking for other ways to get involved – please review the information below.

Plasma donation.

Plasma-derived therapies are critical, life-saving medicines that many people with rare and complex diseases rely on. Global demand for plasma-derived products, mainly immunoglobulins, has increased dramatically in recent years.

Plasma Donation and BioLife Plasma Services
BioLife Plasma Services is Takeda’s global plasma collection network and an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving plasma-based therapies that benefit thousands of people every day.

Learn more about plasma donation and how to help people who require life-saving plasma-based therapies by donating your plasma.

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