What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a type of protein commonly found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats. Gluten gives these certain types of grains the elasticity/ ability to hold together. Gluten/wheat is also an ingredients added to foods to extend their shelf life.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease. That means, when an individual with Celiac consumes anything with gluten, the immune system attacks the body. The most damaging part it does to the body is in the intestines. The intestines have little villi (little hairs) that coat the intestines to help food move. When an individual with Celiac Disease consumes gluten it wears down the villi, so the body cannot absorb nutrition.
What are the symptoms of Celiac Disease?
Diagnoses may take several months, to years, until a proper diagnoses is found. Here are a few symptoms below. Not all. Some people may have several symptoms, one symptom, or non at all. Abdominal pain, bloating, gas, nausea, and vomiting, lactose intolerant, decreased, increased appetite (or unchanged), muscle cramps, and joint pain, fatigue, migraines, canker sores, depression and/or anxiety, tingles in hands, and feet, hair loss, unexplained short height.
What is Celiac Disease goes untreated?
If Celiac Disease go untreated some conditions can occur further in life such as, diabetes, osteoporosis, other autoimmune disorders, and even some types of cancer.
What is the cure?
No! But staying on a strict gluten-free diet will stop symptoms, and further damage to the body.