Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

About- Celiac disease also called gluten-sensitive enteropathy; Gluten Intolerance, sprue or coeliac disease is a chronic digestive disorder resulting from an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

Symptoms-

 Abdominal cramp, bloating and gas
 Abdominal pain
 Anemia
 Ataxia
 Balance disorder
 Blood in the stools
 Blood in the urine
 Bone and joint pain
 Constipation
 Delayed puberty
 Depression
 Dermatitis herpetiformis
 Diarrhea
 Easy bruising
 Fatigue
 Fluid retention
 Foul-smelling stools with excess fat
 Indigestion 
 Infertility
 Irritability
 Malnutrition
 Mouth sores
 Muscle wasting, muscle weakness, and muscle cramps
 Nausea and vomiting
 Nose bleeds
 Nutrition deficiencies, including a lack of vitamin B12, D, and K
 Panic attacks
 Peripheral neuropathy
 Persistent hunger
 Speech disorder
 Tingling in the legs and feet
 Tooth discoloration
 Unexplained weight loss
 Weakness and fatigue

Causes-
The exact reason is not clear, a combination of genetics and the environment appear to play a part.

Risk Factors
 Addison's disease
 Autoimmune thyroid disease
 Down syndrome
 History of Celiac disease 
 History of dermatitis herpetiformis
 Microscopic colitis
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Turner syndrome
 Type 1 diabetes

Specialists to Visit -
 Gastroenterologist

 Nutritionist
 Pediatrician

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://celiac.org/
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicinenet.com

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