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Celiac Disease

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Celiac disease is triggered by an immune-based response to gluten in food. Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. Celiac disease impacts little, fingerlike stalks in the small digestive tract. Normally, the villi make it possible for the small bowel to soak up nutrients from the food you eat. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Celiac disease is sometimes called celiac sprue. Celiac disease may have a genetic element. If your doctor thinks that you have celiac disease, they may encourage that other members of your family be checked for it also. The symptoms of celiac disease can differ for every individual. Some people have no symptoms at all. Celiac disease can develop at any age after an individual starts eating foods including gluten. Many individuals with celiac disease have one or more of these different health issues but do not have gastrointestinal symptoms. Researchers now think that nonclassic celiac disease is more common than the traditional form. Lots of people that have several of these nonspecific health and wellness troubles do not have celiac disease. People with silent celiac disease do have immune proteins in their blood that are common in celiac disease. If you have celiac disease, you might experience digestive system symptoms or symptoms in other parts of your body. Digestive symptoms are more common in children than adults. Doctors use information from your medical and family background, a physical examination, and medical test results to try to find signs that you might have celiac disease. Your medical professional will explain the gluten-free diet plan and may refer to you a signed up dietitian who concentrates on treating people who have celiac disease. A dietitian can educate you exactly how to stay clear of gluten while consuming a healthy, well balanced diet plan.

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