CELIAC DISEASE – What is that?

Coeliac disease is a condition that affects the small intestine, less known in our country, and who, not having medication, be brought under control through a rigorous diet. Celiac disease affects the small intestine, which can not metabolize gluten, which is why the patient’s diet should exclude from any product containing wheat, barley, rye and hybrids thereof, writes National Journal.

Doctors warn that if, by chance, even a very small amount of them reaching the small intestine of the patient triggers adverse reactions.

Celiac disease Symptoms.

Acute celiac disease occurs mainly in children and is manifested by diarrhea, fatigue, anemia, delays in the development, enlarged abdomen, decreased muscle development. If parents do not realize that is causing these symptoms, the child can even die.

Non-acute celiac disease is manifested by sudden drop in weight or rapid accumulation kilograms, diarrhea followed in very short constipation, fatigue, chronic lack of vitamins and minerals loss premature dentition, osteoporosis, unexplained numbness in the extremities.

Because of these symptoms often doctors treat patients of osteoporosis, anemia or spasmophilia.

Another disease that is mistaken for celiac disease is irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms go, but the next time you eat foods with gluten patient they will reappear.

Moreover, the more the stomach is affected by celiac disease, the patient will be predisposed to lactose intolerance. Besides wheat, rye and barley, will not even be able to drink milk.

Also, parents with celiac disease should supervise their children closely, because the disease is passed on genetically. Attention must be enhanced especially that most times, the effects on children are the most dramatic and violent symptoms manifest.

Adults often feel tired and anemic. Gluten intolerance is manifested by the appearance of herpes. Women who are pregnant celiac disease and must be extremely careful with what they eat, because they can suffer miscarriage.

No medication

Celiac disease has no drug treatment. The only thing patients can do is to avoid products that contain gluten. After just a few weeks after giving up foods that contain gluten, small intestine begins to heal.

Therefore, to determine exactly whether celiac disease that causes the above symptoms, tests should be done before starting the diet. The doctor will be doing blood tests first and then an endoscopy to determine exactly whether it is celiac disease or any other disease.

The next step is to go to a nutritionist who will recommend exactly what foods you eat and how you allowed to have a balanced diet despite the fact that you have to exclude many products.

However, there are cases in which gluten-free diet does not work and never recover intestine.

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