Celiac Disease vs You

Celiac Disease knows no age. Children and adults share a fair square when it comes to this disorder which is basically triggered by the intake of food containing the protein known as gluten. Up to this very moment, no effective cure has been discovered. But one thing is for sure, lifestyle modification and meal alterations are some of the most effective ways to lessen the burden brought about by being allergic to gluten.

To complicate things a little more, Celiac Sprue or Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy can occur at any age. It can exist unknowingly within the body of the affected person making it a silent enemy. It goes for a long time undetected until that person takes in a gluten containing food. It will then trigger the reaction causing the person to experience diarrhea, skin rashes, severe abdominal pain, mouth sores and even foul smelling stools. Other than coming in contact with gluten, other conditions will also open avenues for the disease to take place. The said situations include physical injury, pregnancy, severe stress and surgery. This deems the person more susceptible to developing the disease.

Aside from that, this disease can also be passed on from generation to generation. Simply put, it is hereditary in nature. Once you have a family member going through this disorder, that places you in a five to fifteen percent chance of acquiring Celiac Disease too. The infamous gluten rich food includes pasta, pizza, cereal, wheat and bread. Yes, the most common and basic foodstuff are sadly the ones that contain high amount of gluten.

The way to deal with this condition is to begin with yourself. If symptoms start to sprout then it is best to consult medical attention. History and assessment will be conducted and eventually a treatment will be planned. This plan of action will obviously involve lifestyle changes. And that only means sticking to gluten free diet. Focus more on vegetables, fruits, poultry and meat products. Give your digestive system a healthy environment. In return, it will behave and will cause you no aches whatsoever.

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