Symptoms celiac disease

What are symptoms, signs and problems of celiac disease or gluten allergy? Celiac disease means that you can not tolerate gluten.

What is celiac disease or gluten allergy?

Celiac disease or gluten allergy is a chronic intestinal disease that generally has gastro-intestinal symptoms. Celiac disease is also called glutenenteropathie or native thrush. It is an innate intolerance for gluten. If the diet is not adjusted this can lead to damage of the lining of the intestines. The intestinal disease is, according to the theory, caused by a reaction against one of the proteins that is in the gluten-containing complex. Such a reaction produces antibodies from the IgA class which the body reacts strongly to.

What are gluten?

Gluten is the collective name for a group of proteins that are in all kinds of grain, but not all types of grain have the component gliadinefractie which is the culprit and causes celiac disease. A good example is rice or corn that do contain gluten but no gliadin. Having celiac disease results in a reduction of absorption of certain nutrients that a gluten-free diet improves.

Symptoms celiac disease or gluten allergy

The symptoms, signs and problems that generally occur with celiac disease or gluten intolerance include diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue. The symptoms are often not clearly present, although the condition is chronic. The symptoms of celiac disease or gluten intolerance are as follows:

  • Having chronic diarrhea.
  • Often have to move your bowels or suffer from constipation.
  • You suffer from weight loss.
  • A child who suffers from growth retardation.
  • Suffer from a swollen / bloated belly.
  • Suffer from anemia.
  • Having a lack of appetite.
  • Throwing up.
  • Very sleepy and listless.
  • Suffering from intense mood swings.
  • Psychological problems.
  • Suffer from muscles and nerves.
  • A late entry into puberty.
  • Osteoporosis.

The above symptoms are also common with other conditions. Do you want to know for sure what you suffer from celiac disease, then its best to consult a physician.

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