Celiac Disease

By: Keiara Powell

What is it?

Celiac disease is a disease in which your small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.

How is it caused?

Celiac disease can be caused by eating gluten, or it can be passed down from a very close relative like your mom, dad, brother, or sister.
The celiac disease is non-infectious meaning you can not get it from your environmet.

What are the symptoms?

It's according to how quickly you treat the disease for what symptoms you will have. The celiac disease causes gas, bloating, weight loss, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping/pain, and skin rashes.

How is it treated?

The celiac disease can be treated by going on a gluten-free diet, and antibotics prescribed by your doctor.
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Who is more likely to get the disease?

Men and women both can get the disease, but some are in more risk than others. People who have type 1 diabetes, autoimmune disease, and down syndrome are in more risk than others of getting celiac disease.

Ways you can prevent yourself from getting the disease.

There is only 1 way you can prevent yourself from getting the disease, by going on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free diets are hard, but at the same time you can still eat some of your favorite foods or candy.
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Interesting facts

  • The exact cause of this disease is unknown.
  • Cancer can develop if untreated.
  • A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac today.
  • 83% of the patience's who have had the celiac disease have either been mistreated or undiadnosed.