Consumption of gluten causes an intestinal condition which is known as Celiac disease. In some people, gluten, a type of protein triggers an abnormal response in the immune system. Weight Loss, flatulence, change in bowel movements and fatigue are some of the characteristic symptoms apparent in such patients. Some of the complications of celiac disease includes lymphoma, anemia and osteoporosis. Endoscopy and biopsy are commonly used methods of diagnosis.
HOW IS CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A visit to a dietician is recommended if one plans to follow a gluten-free diet.