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Celiac Disease- What you need to know

About


Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder. It occurs in genetically predisposed people. If there is ingestion of gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley and rye) then it can lead to damage of the small intestine.


About 1 out of 100 people are affected by this disease worldwide. [1]


Celiac Disease is:
- Treatable, but cannot be cured
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging will be required
- Can last for years or lifelong


It can occur at any age when people start eating food consisting of gluten. The earlier it is diagnosed, the better it is.
Celiac Disease is hereditary. It has a high chance of running into families. People who have a first degree relative with Celiac Disease have 1 out of 10 risk of developing it.


Symptoms


Symptoms include
- Diarrhoea
- Bloating
- Fatigue
- Low Blood Count (Anaemia)
- Osteoporosis


People may also experience pain in abdomen or joints, nausea, vomiting, fat in stool, heat burn, bone loss, delayed puberty growth, cramping, lactose intolerance, skin rash.


Treatment


Selfcare: Primary selfcare can be a strict gluten-free diet which will help manage symptoms and ease intestinal healing. That is a diet which will not contain wheat, rye and barley.
Medication: Doctors may prescribe dietary supplement which might work alone or in conjunction with other treatments to promote health. They may also recommend high vitamin intake in order to normalise body functioning, growth and development.
Specialists: For other kinds, please consult a dermatologist at the earliest. We at mfine can help you with various fields of health issues. You can get in touch with us for a holistic treatment program.

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