Celiac Disease INFO CENTER
While families can pass down a lot of things from one generation to the next, one thing that unfortunately gets caught in the mix is celiac disease.
Parents often wonder when to feed new foods to their baby. New research suggests that introducing wheat early can help babies avoid developing celiac disease.
Just because children may eat their vegetables doesn't mean they're always healthy. If kids have celiac disease, they may not be properly digesting their nutrients. And how their intestines stretch out may help tell whether the disease is to blame.
When the stomach's yearning for food, heads can start aching as well. And it can happen more often among people with stomach problems.
Celiac disease (a condition that damages the small intestine) may boost the risk of type 1 diabetes. But that may not be where the damage ends. Celiac disease could lead to problems down the road for diabetes patients.
Wheat sensitivity may show up as nausea or in bowel problems. A recent study found that some people with wheat sensitivity had symptoms more like celiac disease, while others had symptoms more like a food allergy.
For those with celiac disease, the protein gluten triggers a reaction that damages the small intestine’s lining. Follow-up evaluation has been shown to improve this permanent condition.
Celiac disease involves an allergy to gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye. It's an autoimmune disease that some fear can be triggered by vaccines.
An inability to eat foods with gluten, like bread and rice, is frustrating enough for many people. But the condition may have further implications for women planning to have children.
For patients with celiac disease, eating a diet that’s free of gluten can be tricky. But if you can get savvy at managing your diet, you'll enjoy a better quality of life.