Gluten - found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains - is the culprit in this disease. As gluten passes through the small intestines of a celiac disease sufferer, hairlike projections that absorb nutrients, called villi, wither. Damaged villi hamper absorption of basic nutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, mineral and in some cases water, bile and salts.
Good news is that eliminating dietary gluten will control the symptoms and disorder. Listening to your body and your symptoms is the start of dealing with this disease.
Sadly Celiac Disease has been linked to a couple different types of cancer such as Intestinal Cancer and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. And Celiac Disease does not stop there.
Celiac Disease is often accompanied by vitamin deficiencies like iron, folic acid and Vitamin K, all of which are essential for the formation of organs and healthy new life, therefore causing infertility.
Studies also show that celiac disease bone mineral density and content. reduction in bone density and content are directly related to osteoporosis. Studies also show that celiac patients have an increased risk of bone fractures.
Most importantly, know your body, listen to your symptons and find a plan that works for your lifestyle and health needs.