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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a lower gastrointestinal system condition. The lower gastrointestinal system problem is triggered by food consumption which is high in protein gluten. Groups with coeliac disease who consume foods and drinks containing gluten practice an immune reaction in their small bowels. The protein gluten can not be absorbed in their small intestine and damages the inner surface of it. Then, which kinds of foods contain protein gluten? The foods made of barley, rye or wheat is rich in protein gluten such as breads, cookies, pasta, pizza etc. Gluten sensitive enteropathy causes abdominal pain and besides diarrhea. Sooner or later the decreased absorption of foods causes intestinal malabsorption. As a natural consequence of malabsorption celiac disease develops and may cause all kind of vitamin deficiencies in the body. The vitamin deficiencies can damage your bones, brain, liver, nervous system or some other vital organs. Celiac disease can not be a treatable disorder but a preventable condition and disease. If you or you children have coeliac disease you can successfully control celiac disease by altering your or your children’s routine diet. The simple signs and symptoms of celiac disease may be: Abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diarrhea. Sometimes celiac disease signs are comparable to symptoms of anemia, Crohn’s disease, gastric ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome or parasite infections. The hard signs of gluten sensitive enteropathy may be typically: Anemia, bone disorders, dental problems, depression, foul-smelling stools, joint pain, irritability, mouth sores, muscle cramps, skin rashes, stomach upset, osteoporosis, weight loss and tingling sensation in the legs and feet known as neuropathy. Gluten intolerance of the body not only causes celiac disease but also ends in a skin disease known as dermatitis herpetiformis. It is a blistering disease of the skin in which itchy rashes frequently take place on buttocks, scalp and torso.

Dermatitis herpetiformis can also harm the lining of small bowel like celiac disease do. Celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis both can be controlled and managed or treated with a gluten-free diet. If someone in your family members has celiac disease you or your children may be at risk of the disease. For, coeliac disease tends to run in family members. A child, who fails to grow, is pale and irritable or has bulky, oily and foul-smelling stools, must see the doctor. However, it is not yet known which factors have an effect on body’s immune system to react to protein gluten in nourishments. Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue or nontropical sprue. Celiac disease may have an effect on everyone. But it can tend to be more common in those who have: Autoimmune thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, Down syndrome and microscopic colitis. In case of left untreated, celiac disease may show the way to quite a lot of complications such as malnutrition, loss of calcium and bone density called osteoporosis, lactose intolerance, intestinal lymphoma, bowel or colon cancer and nervous system disorders. If the doctor diagnoses celiac disease he/she can advice you to try a gluten-free diet on your own. Then, how can you try a gluten-free diet? In other words, how can you avoid foods containing gluten? You can control and manage your diet not eating: barley, burghul, cracked wheat, durum wheat, rye flour, farina, wheat graham flour, semolina, spelt bread, triticale flour. Try not to drink beers! Please avoid due to the abovementioned gluten containing foods such as breads, cakes, candies, cereals, cookies, crackers, croutons, gravies, pastas and pies. Finally, a gluten-free diet includes: Amaranth, arrowroot, bean, buckwheat, corn, potato, rice, soy quinoa, tapioca, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, poultry and wine. Meat, fish and poultry should be consumed without bread.

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