What is Celiac or Gluten allergy

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages. It has been well-established that there are no drugs or medicines to cure this disease.The only solution is to adhere strictly to a 100% gluten-free diet for life. Gluten-free diet should NOT include Wheat (Gheun), Semolina (Suji), Refined Wheat Flour (Maida),Oats (Jai),Rye (Nivarika) and things made from them like bread, biscuits, chocolates, ice-cream, noodles etc.

• Celiac disease is a chronic digestive disorder in which damage to the lining of the small intestine leads to the malabsorption of nutrients.
• The destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine in celiac disease is caused by an allergic reaction to gluten.
• Gluten is a family of proteins present in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats.
• Individuals with celiac disease may develop diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, flatulence, iron deficiency anemia, abnormal bleeding, or weakened bones. However, many with celiac disease may have either no symptoms or only vague abdominal discomfort such as bloating and excess gas.
• Children with celiac disease may also have stunted growth, and if untreated, childhood celiac disease can result in short stature as an adult.
• Small intestinal biopsy or an endoscopy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease.
• Blood tests can be performed to diagnose celiac disease; these include endomysial antibodies, anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies, and anti-gliadin antibodies.
• There is no cure for celiac disease. The treatment of celiac disease is a gluten free diet.
• In most individuals, a gluten free diet will result in improvement in symptoms within weeks. Many individuals report symptom improvement within 48 hours.
• In children with celiac disease, successful treatment with a gluten free diet can also lead to resumption of growth (with rapid catch up in height).
• Failure to respond to a gluten free diet can be due to several reasons: the most common reason is failure to adhere to a strict gluten free diet and also ignorance about HIDDEN SOURCES OF GLUTEN

• As children with celiac disease enter adolescence, many will experience reduced symptoms and remain free of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease until later in adulthood. This later reactivation can be by stress such as pregnancy or surgery.


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Gluten free life said...

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Gluten free life said...

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Jagvinder Vij said...

Which company cheese is gluten free?

Gluten free life said...

If you want to know which company writes Gluten Free on their product you ll be disappointed to know none of the Indian companies write it.

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