Celiac disease is a genetically predisposed serious autoimmune disease. It affects those who are intolerant to gluten, a protein which is found in wheat and barley. Indigestion of gluten leads to an attack on the small intestine and damages the villi leading to difficulties in the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Estimates show that one in a hundred people are affected by the celiac disease with most of these being undiagnosed making them candidates of long term health complications such as anemia, osteoporosis, miscarriage, vitamin deficiency, malfunctioning of the gall bladder, lactose intolerance, neurological manifestations, autoimmune disorders, and heart conditions among others. This disease can affect people of any age especially when they consume foods or substances that have gluten as one of the components. If it is not treated, the disease can lead to serious health complications.
Treatment of celiac disease involves lifestyle change where one is supposed to avoid gluten diet avoiding wheat, barley, and rye. When taken even in small amounts, small intestine damage is triggered. With our specialists, we will help in the diagnosis of the disease through conducting the necessary tests, taking a comprehensive history, checking on signs and symptoms. With a proper diagnosis, we will help you manage the disease with lifestyle modifications.