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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a strange allergic reaction in the body against gluten. This reaction could be due to the consumption of gluten-based food such as wheat, rye, or barley. This protein is also found in other products such as medicines, toothpaste, and cosmetics.
Celiac disease screening looks for an antibody in the blood that is responsible for the allergic reaction. Usually, your immune system reacts against pathogens like viruses and bacteria. However, in the presence of an autoimmune disorder, the system fails to differentiate between self and foreign substances.
This results in the system starting a severe reaction against the stomach lining, which is one of the characteristic symptoms of celiac disease. It can also prevent your digestive system from absorbing the nutrients required by the body. So, a test for celiac disease is recommended to understand the depth of the problem.
IgA antibodies may provide more sensitivity for yielding correct results in celiac disease. This is because more than 93% of people taking a test for celiac disease show an elevation in the level of IgA antibodies.
The endomysial IgA antibody test looks for antibodies made against gluten, commonly called endomysial antibodies (EMA). The presence of these antibodies in excess can cause swelling in your intestine and ultimately damage the lining of the stomach. Furthermore, chronic swelling can reduce your digestive system's absorption and assimilation capacity. In such cases, you might need to change your diet to avoid malnutrition altogether.
There is no age bar to undergoing a celiac disease screening. This condition can arise gradually over time and shows common symptoms that go unnoticed. The symptoms may also vary from one person to another depending upon the intensity of the condition.
Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive endomysial IgA antibody test that determines the presence of celiac disease in your system. You may need to opt for celiac disease screening if you have the following symptoms:
Apart from some primary symptoms associated with the disease, one can also suffer secondary symptoms such as:
Anemia despite taking a balanced diet
Similarly, children can suffer from this condition and might need celiac disease screening. The symptoms in children also include irritability, weight loss, growth retardation, and frequent vomiting.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results