Diagnosis of celiac disease involves medical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. The tests for celiac disease are more reliable if performed under a gluten-containing diet, as the body can only produce antibodies upon gluten exposure. The immune system is triggered in people with celiac disease, as gluten is mistakenly considered as a harmful foreign [...]
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As the symptoms of celiac disease are often non-specific and highly variable among individuals, diagnosis of the disorder can be difficult. Complications often arise when diagnosis of celiac disease is delayed, gluten is still consumed and the disease is left untreated. Some of the complications of celiac disease include malnutrition, osteoporosis, cancer, small bowel ulcers [...]
The etiology of celiac disease is currently unknown. However, there are risk factors that are associated with developing celiac disease. Family history People who have family history of having celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis have an increased chance of developing celiac disease. Autoimmune disease The risk for developing celiac disease is increased if the person [...]
Classic celiac disease is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, appetite changes, anorexia, lactose intolerance, abdominal distension and stools that float, appear fatty and smell foul. If the condition is left untreated, some people with celiac disease can develop other non-gastrointestinal symptoms over time due to malabsorption of essential vitamins and [...]
Gluten is a protein found in the endosperm of cereal grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. Gluten is a combination of two smaller proteins - glutenin and gliadin. Gluten can help to trap carbon dioxide to add volume to the product and can also maintain its shape. It is responsible for the elastic [...]
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten intolerance, leading to inflammation and malabsorption. In people with celiac disease, the immune system recognizes gluten as a harmful foreign substance and responds by triggering an immune response and inflammation. The inflammation resulting from gluten ingestion damages the intestinal villi and interferes with food absorption. Villi [...]