Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) is an autoimmune condition in which any food containing gluten – including wheat, barley, rye and many others – provokes an immune reaction. This reaction produces a toxin that damages the wall of the small intestine, where solid food is absorbed, thus leading to a malabsorption syndrome. The result can be a wide
Celiac disease prevents the body from digesting gluten, typically found in wheat, barley, rye and sometime oats. Those with celiac disease have a higher likelihood of managing other autoimmune conditions alongside celiac, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, lupus and Addison's Disease. This section covers tips for managing celiac with pregnancy, breastfeeding and the challenges of celiac's coexistence with other autoimmune conditions.
What autoimmune conditions most commonly occur along with celiac disease? While there is vastly more information available now than there was even 20 years ago, autoimmune disease remains a complex and confusing phenomenon that leaves many questions unanswered. Celiac patients have a definite increased risk of developing additional autoimmune diseases, but the reason for this is incompletely understood. Thyroid disorders (both hyper- and hypothyroidism) and
Celiac disease is a growing problem, with at least 1% of the American population suffering with it. It’s most commonly diagnosed in Caucasian women of European ancestry. Celiac disease damages the small intestine, which prevents it from absorbing nutrients and can lead to a host of other problems. Symptoms of celiac disease include abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, fatigue, weight-loss and nutrient deficiencies. It is classified as
Celiac disease (also called ‘sprue’) is an inflammatory condition of the small intestine caused by an abnormal reaction to gluten which is a protein found in many grains. The inflammation reaction harms the small bowel and therefore reduces the absorption of nutrients. Undiagnosed celiac disease can lead to a host of other problems including: Anemia Growth restriction (in children) Bone loss (due to malabsorption of