Gluten intolerance is a part of celiac disease. It is a digestive disorder which also does not let the autoimmune system function properly leading to a damage of the stomach lining. This prevents the absorption of gluten as well as calcium, iron and folate. This disease comes with symptoms like loose motions, weight loss or gain, bloating, abdominal pain, joint pains and gas.
HOW IS CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
People with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk of developing celiac disease. A careful physical examination followed by blood tests to measure the level of antibodies is performed. A stool test may also be recommended by the general physician. In severe cases, a biopsy of the intestinal wall may be needed to check the extent of damage.
HOW IS CELIAC DISEASE TREATED?
For those with Celiac disease, foods that contain gluten are a complete no. This is not temporary but a permanent change in your eating habits.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with Celiac disease need to carefully evaluate packaged foods before consumption