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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that makes the immune system react to gluten?a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat gluten, this immune reaction damages their small intestine, making it harder for them to absorb nutrients from foods.

Celiac disease is not the same as gluten sensitivity. People who are sensitive to gluten develop symptoms similar to those of celiac disease when they eat gluten-containing foods, but no damage is occurring in their intestines.

An estimated 1 out of every 141 Americans has celiac disease. Most of them don?t realize they are living with the condition. That?s why it?s important to become familiar with celiac disease symptoms, and talk to a doctor if you have them.

Digestive issues are the most typical celiac disease symptoms, particularly in children. These symptoms include bloating, diarrhea or constipation, gas, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or foul smelling stools. In babies and children, celiac disease symptoms can also include slowed growth, weight loss, changes in mood, tooth damage, and delayed puberty.

Adults are more likely to experience celiac disease symptoms elsewhere in the body?including the skin, bones, and joints. They may have bone or joint pain, sores in the mouth, an itchy skin rash, fatigue, anemia, missed menstrual periods, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, weak bones, and headaches.

It can be hard to distinguish celiac disease from other conditions that produce digestive symptoms, like irritable bowel syndrome, anemia, lactose intolerance, and diverticulitis. Further complicating diagnosis is that celiac disease symptoms vary from person to person, depending on the amount of gluten they eat, their age, how long they?ve had the disease, and how much damage has been done to their small intestine. A medical history, physical exam, blood tests, and tissue biopsies can help distinguish celiac disease from other conditions and confirm the diagnosis.

Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

If you’re blessed with the gift of perfect or near-perfect eyesight, it can be quite jarring when you first experience a significant period of blurred vision. You’re not sure whether it’s a temporary occurrence or a sign that you might be losing your eyesight.

Blurred vision refers to a lack of

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where much of the digestion process takes place as nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream. Here is a look at some of the conditions that can affect the health of the small

Celiac Disease Symptoms: Get Ready For Related Conditions

Celiac Disease Symptoms: Get Ready For Related Conditions

You’re experiencing celiac disease symptoms and your doctor suspects you may have celiac disease. That’s hard enough. But you also need to be aware that celiac disease symptoms can tee you up for a host of related disorders. Autoimmune disorders lead this list.

A 1999 Italian study published in the journal

Celiac Disease Diet: Your Gluten-Free Planning Guide

Celiac Disease Diet: Your Gluten-Free Planning Guide

Keeping a strict celiac disease diet—avoiding all foods that contain wheat, rye, or barley—is essential for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. People on a gluten-free diet can eat a well-balanced menu with a wide variety of foods. Unprocessed meat, fish, rice, fruits, and vegetables do not contain

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream.
Lactose Intolerance
During normal digestion, the small intestine breaks down lactose (the predominant sugar found in milk) into glucose, a form that can be absorbed into the

Q&A: Celiac Disease; Shortness of Breath; Coping with Stress

Q. What’s the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
A. Gluten, a protein found in some grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, can cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people with gluten intolerance similar to those of celiac disease. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, bloating, and constipation. Until now, gluten

Ask Dr. Etingin: Celiac Disease vs. Wheat Sensitivity; Fitness Bands

Q. Is there a difference between celiac disease and wheat sensitivity? I’ve noticed that I get a little bloated after eating bread, but that’s my only symptom. Could it be celiac disease?
A. It could be celiac disease, but only about one-third of adults with this condition have digestive issues such

Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other

5. Make Half Your Grains Whole

Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term

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