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Celiac disease, also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue, is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to react poorly to gluten consumption. Gluten is generally found in barley, rye, wheat and many other grains.
When a person with celiac disease consumes any food product containing gluten, it triggers their body, causing it to damage the villi found on the sides of the small intestine walls. When the villi get injured, it leaves your small intestine unable to absorb nutrients from the food you eat properly. Eventually, it can lead to malnourishment, loss of bone density, infertility, miscarriage, certain kinds of cancer and other neurological diseases.
Chances are, you may not even know that you have celiac disease since it grows slowly and takes considerable time to effective damage your intestine. Moreover, symptoms might also be confusing, causing the prognosis to slow.
Celiac disease is not the same as gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance. Individuals may have gluten sensitivity or intolerance and display similar symptoms, but it does not cause any damage to the small intestine or lead to poor immune system response.
If you suspect that you do have celiac disease, you will observe the following signs and symptoms after eating gluten:
In young kids, the celiac disease symptoms mostly revolve around intestinal troubles like upset stomach, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, etc. Eventually, celiac disease and its symptoms may cause the following complications:
Reach out to your healthcare practitioner when you observe any of the symptoms or sense trouble after eating gluten. Your doctor is likely to order a tissue transglutaminase IgG antibody test. The test will assess the level of IgG antibodies in your body that occur as a reaction to gluten.
Getting this test will help:
You can book a tissue transglutaminase IgG antibody test for celiac disease at Apollo 24/7. It’s quick, effortless and offers at-home testing!
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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