Celiac disease affects many people in various ways. Some of
the health problems can range from having no symptoms to
extreme symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and weight loss
due to poor absorption of nutrients. All of these symptoms have
to do with the digestive system and with the consumption
(eating and/or drinking) of anything containing wheat or
wheat gluten, the protein factor found in wheat.
If any kind of wheat based product causes stomach, bowel or
any digestive problems, it could be a sign of Celiac
disease. If this is the case, consulting with a qualified
medical professional to determine the exact cause of your
problem is a wise course.
Variety of Symptoms Different people with Celiac disease
have reported a variety of symptoms and problems. It's
interesting that the symptoms of Celiac disease can be quite
broad. Also interesting is the fact that symptoms of Celiac
disease can be almost immediate, or may be delayed for up to
several months. However, once diagnosed, it is especially
important for Celiac sufferers to be concerned with
lifestyle and their daily eating habits so that wheat gluten
consumption can be controlled or prevented.
Age is No Protection
Celiac disease can affect people of all ages, including
children. Research to better understand the damage Celiac
disease can have on children has been completed and provides
parents with information on the symptoms to look for in
their children's behavior patterns and health.
Celiac Disease: A very serious health risk.
If left untreated by not maintaining a gluten-free diet,
Celiac disease can increase the risk of other diseases like
certain types of cancer (intestinal lymphoma).
Food Sensitivity is Key
Celiac sufferers may also have sensitivity to certain foods
and food additives such as soy, MSG and other products. The
main message is that the foods we eat have a definite affect
who we are and how we feel. It cannot be over-emphasized
that the importance of eating the right foods cazn result in
better health and possibly ward off the annoying effects
of disease, especially Celiac disease. Make a special
effort to consume a balanced diet eliminating wheat based
products and wheat gluten. Don't over-react to dietary
restrictions eliminate necessary nutrients. Consult with a
professional, if needed. With proper food choices the right
balance of nutrients and good nutrition can be easily
Let's make things happen. Apply the information I shared
with you about the above and you're on the right path to
feeling like you should.