Celiac disease, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment.

Celiac disease
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What is Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disorder that causes the body to react to gluten and protein. The Gluten in the digestive system triggers the immune system to produce antibodies against it.

Gluten is a protein found in grains. These antibodies produced ends up damaging the Mucosa which is the lining of the small intestine which prevents the Mucosa from absorbing the nutrients and this results to food deficiency.

Celiac disease symptoms

There are different types of symptoms depending on the system affected. They include

Gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Bloated stomach
  • Pains in the stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatty stool
  • Gas
  • Constipation

Deficiency Symptoms

  • Cold hands
  • Headache
  • Co caved nails or Brittle
  • Pale complexion
  • Mouth sores
  • Fatigue and Weakness

Malnutrition symptoms

  • Muscles with low tone
  • Inability to get pregnant accompanied by abnormal periods
  • Failure to thrive in children and Delay in growth
  • Gluten rush termed as Dermantitis herpetiformis which a chronic skin condition
  • Defect of Dental enamel including translucent teeth and pitting
  • Change in moods with depresdion in adults and irritability in children

Celiac disease Risk Factors

  • People with Down syndrome or Tirner Syndrome
  • If one has a first degree relative with Celiac disease
  • Those with gene mutation which is commonly associated with HLA-DQ8).
  • Those with autoimmune disease like the microscopic colitis and Type one diabetes
  • If one is a white as it’s common in European countries and some parts of North America
  • It’s said that the disease is partly inherited which is a genetic disorder but mostly always triggered by physical stress which overstretches the immune system such as
  • After pregnancy it an illness
  • After undergoing surgery
  • After a servers emotional event

Celiac disease Treatment

The very first treatment of Celiac disease is by stopping the consumption of foods with gluten and this will make Mucosa to start healing.

Taking Nutritional supplements that will replace deficiencies.

Taking Corticosteroids to help with inflammation that’s servers.

Medications for treatment if dermatitis herpetiformis including the dapsone.