What is Celiac disease?
Facts about celiac diease
-In children, celiac disease can slow growth and weaken bones. If it isn't treated, a child can get very sick. It is recommended that you call a doctor if you notice these symptoms, losing a lot of weight, have diarrhea, or feel weak and tired for many days for no reason.
- If left untreated it could lead to anemia,osteoporosis and raise your risk of lymphoma.
-There is no cure/treatment for celiac disease. So you don’t need to get surgery or medicine, but the only known “treatment” is to have a gluten free diet. While on the diet you can't eat gluten foods, oats, processed food that may contain gluten etc.
-About 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
-1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease (1 percent of the population)
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. So press the button above to learn more or even donate!