Celiac disease is a disease associated with intolerance to gluten, i.e. a protein which is contained in cereals such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, Kamut and triticale, and oats which are not marked “gluten free”.
People with a genetic predisposition to developing celiac disease, eating food containing gluten have the development of the pathological process in the digestive tract, the consequence of which is disruption of the normal structure of the intestinal mucosa, and disappearance of villi (mucosa of the components necessary to ensure the normal process of absorption of food).
The deterioration of absorption of nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) leads to the development of its deficiency in the body, leading to serious health problems. As a consequence, in the absence of timely diagnosis and timely initiation of diet, may occur the malfunction of many organs of the whole body.
Symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease
The reduction of concentration
Decreased sensation or numbness of the distal extremities
Heartburn, nausea or vomiting
Rumbling in the abdomen
Glossitis (inflammation of tongue)
Nowadays the only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten free diet that must be adhered very strictly and for tho whole life. Strict adherence to the gluten free diet significantly improves health, restores the state of the intestinal mucous membrane, reduced the level of specific antibodies in the blood. As the recovery of the intestinal mucosa normalizes the absorption of iron and calcium, anemia gradually disappears, recovering the normal mineralization of bone tissue.
Today the amount of people affected by this disease is increasing. And there are much more people who’s illness was not identified because of the lack of diagnosis. Due to the fact that late detected disease can lead to serious complications – please pay attention to your health condition and your symptoms. This disease is not fatal but can greatly damage your health if not follow a strict diet. A timely diagnosis and timely initiation of the diet will reduce the risk of health complications to a minimum.
Please note that this information is only for reference! For all the consultation you need to contact the diagnosticians and doctors.