Celiac Disease – What is it and How to Treat it?

Celiac diseaseis common in Europe, Australia, North and South America and in countries with high consumption of cereals – India, Middle East and North Africa.

   One out of 100 people suffers from it.In healthy people the intestinal wall is covered with cloth and micro hair.

   They increase the intestinal surface and thus contribute to the absorption of nutrients.

   In patients with celiac disease this area is reduced, hairs are fewer and the suction of nutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals) is suppressed, and the lining of the small intestine is damaged.

   This leads to malnutrition and dysfunctions of body.

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In simple terms, celiac disease is a food intolerance to gluten which is found in cereals – wheat, oats, barley, rye.

   If you are genetically predisposed to it, even consumption of small amounts of food containing gluten would trigger an immune response in the small intestine , leading to chronic inflammation and reduce intestinal cloth.

Particularly at risk from the disease are young children, during a power. According to most experts, if the transition from milk to carbohydrate food soldered before your baby is older than 10 months, the risk of celiac disease is increased because the gastrointestinal tract is not sufficiently developed.

What is gluten and why is it so terrible?

   As we said gluten is found in some cereals. Nutritional value is low, but its primary function is connecting. This individual particles stick together flour can be baked bread.

How exactly is acquired or you were born with  the intolerance to gluten?

There are many evidence that the disease is genetically determined and can be inherited.

   One interesting recent studies of the genotype HLA-DQ2 and / or DQ8. They occur in healthy people, but mostly (to 395%) in those patients . This only shows that the presence of these genes do not necessarily lead to gluten enteropathy (another name for the disease), but it is possible interaction with external factors – consumption of food containing gluten, the disease can be unlocked.

In a series of articles we would like to give you more information about the disease, its treatment, diets to follow and how to keep good quality of lifestyle.

   Everything has two sides. We would like to help you find always more information and solutions for Celiac disease.


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