The Prevention and Treatment of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an inherited chronic digestive disorder that is caused by a intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a component of grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats and kamut. If someone with gluten intolerance eats gluten, the body launches an immune-system attack on the gluten, causing the small intestine to swell. This damages the small intestine, causing diarrhea, impairing digestion and making it difficult to absorb vital nutrients. People with celiac can become malnourished from loss of vitamins, minerals and calories. Other symptoms include nausea, fatigue, irritability, depression, muscle cramps and muscle wasting. Celiac affects both adults and children, can appear at any age and be triggered by emotional or physical stress.

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