Celiac Disease

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What is Celiac Disease?

A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestines and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in food.

What Foods To Eat!

Celiac disease is a problem some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a kind of protein found in foods like bread, crackers, and pasta. When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, the body's natural defense system (immune system) attacks the gluten and damages the small intestine.

Symptoms

Symptoms of celiac disease can be include gas, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and vomiting. Stools may be be bulky, loose, and more frequent.