Celiac is an autoimmune disease usually found in genetically predisposed people. The ingestion of gluten damages the small intestine. People suffering from the disease of celiac cannot consume gluten and if they do they might end up damaging the villi found in the small intestine leading to a failure in nutrient absorption which in turn leads to other major problems. Celiac is hereditary and may be transferred on from generation to generation. This is a disease that can develop at any age as well as person having irrespective of any sexes. If not treated in the proper time it can lead to other health problems, the worst being intestinal cancers. 

The only treatment available is lifelong maintenance of a strict gluten free diet. If undiagnosed it may lead to iron deficiency, osteoporosis, infertility or miscarriage, intolerance to lactose, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, peripheral and central nervous disorders, malfunction of the gallbladder, seizures, migraine, etc. This may lead to other organs of the body being damaged as well, such as liver, bone and the brain. It may also lead to abnormal growth and building of structure. It is not always caused due to genetic disposition and may have other reasons yet unknown. People, who suffer from diabetes, microscopic colitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, etc., have the more risk for getting affected by this disease.

Signs and symptoms of Celiac disease vary little from person to person. The time is lesser for the appearance of the symptoms after the exposure to the causative.  A person suffering from Celiac experiences diarrhea and loss in weight because of improper nutrient absorption. They might express feeling of discomfort and complain about feeling weak, excessive tiredness or fatigue and might also be anemic since they are not being able to absorb iron from their diet. 

The mostly reported symptom fop this disease is described in the following:

  • ·         A severe pain in the upper head region might be felt due to insufficient nutrient absorption which may vary from mild to severe in the body of the different person who are affected by this disease.
  • ·         A feeling of weakness occurs for the same reason accompanied by aches and pains
  • ·         There is a tremendous pain felt in joint or bone endings or rather the point at which two bones meet. This is again due to the body not being able to get the required nutrients.
  • ·         No or minimal response from hands or legs might be experience also known as numbness.
  • ·         Bones might become brittle and fragile due to loss of tissue.
  • ·         Rashes might come up on skin surface due to lack of nourishment resulting into the dullness of the skin which cannot be cured by the general skin treatment.
  • ·         Abdominal pain and other body pains and aches occur due to the unavailability of proper nutrients.
  • ·         A feeling of heartburn due to acid splashes up and out of the stomach.
  • ·         Severe or chronic acid reflux may occur which can only be controlled by the proper application of specific antacid drugs.

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