Celiac Disease is also called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy. It is a condition of digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when gluten included foods are taken. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system forms antibodies to gluten which attack the intestinal lining that causes inflammation in the intestines and creates damage.The other health disorders that may accompany Celiac disease include:
Infertility or miscarriage
Cancer of the intestine
Growth problems in children
Type 1 diabetes
Some of the symptoms of Celiac Disease:-
Anemia with iron deficiency
Missed menstrual cycle (in female)
Tingling sensation in legs
Growth problems (in children)
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of Celiac disease. The doctor may suggest gluten-free diet and the severe cases may include further treatment depending on the condition.