Friday, August 24, 2007

Celiac Disease Symptoms - What Are They?

Celiac disease can be confusing and hard to understand for alot of people. Before I go into what the symptoms are, let me explain exactly what celiac disease is.
Celiac disease is basically gluten intolerance. More specifically, it is when the body is unable to tolerate the protein in wheat, called giladin, and the giladin begins to damage the lining of the intestine. The solution for those with celiac disease symptoms is to cut out all, ALL wheat from their diet. I will discuss this in a later article.

Some of the more common celiac disease symptoms include:
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
In more extreme cases, malnutrition may set in, since the lining of the intestine is so damaged it cannot digest most of the food eaten. In these cases, celiac disease symptoms could include:
  • Anemia
  • Easy bruising (due to lack of vitamin K)
  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle weakness
There are many ways to combat celiac disease and it's symptoms, if caught before it is too late.
A number of products are available to help those with celiac disease with the battle back to health. The best defense is to educate yourself, be willing to make big changes in diet, take action, and you will soon be on the way to feeling better and healthier! ^_^

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