Celiac Disease

genetic disorder

Definition of Disorder

A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.
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Symptoms

  • Change of skin color
  • Inflammation
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Delayed growth and puberty
  • Lowers red blood cell count
  • Joint pain
  • head aches

Causes of Celiac Disease

  • Sex-linked or autosomal? Autosomal
  • Particular chromosme? Inheritance is not completley figured out, however, Celiac is strongly associated with HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8.
  • Recessive or dominant? Dominant.
Celiac Disease

Who can get it?

  • Most common ethnic group? Americans
  • Most common gender? Women
  • What age is most likely to get it? Between 40's and 60's
  • Research?
  • How common is it? Around 3 million or more have Celiac disease
  • Probability? 1 in 22 can get Celiac disease within instant family.
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Research On Celiac Disease

The National Instititue of Diabetes and digestive diseases conducts and supports research on Celiac disease. The research team for Celiac disease is ongoing potential drug treatments and to find a cure.
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Individual study

The people in the video are living with Celiac disease, and most of them did not know they had an actual problem. It took multiple tests to figure out the discovery. The ones with the disease complain mostly about being lethargic, achy, having headaches, having stomach aches, and many more uncomfortable symptoms. The people must be extremely cautious and observant about what they choose to intake, and also are on different medicines to help control the symptoms and imbalances foods may cause.
Real People Living with Celiac Disease