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Protein called gluten is the main culprit for the creation of aceliac disease. Items like cookies, bread, pizza crust and products with rye,barley and wheat in general, are full of gluten, which is responsible for thecreation of this digestive problem. Some harmful results can occur after theconsumption of gluten, so, if you are consuming it and you have celiacdisease small intestine will suffer damage and cause the inability to consumesome specific nutrients. The gluten causes an immune reaction that is locatedin the small intestine which causes the damage. Further complications includes vitamin deficiency and even reduce the brain's nutrition consumption. Not onlythe brain can be affected but liver bones and nervous system as well and manyproblems can come out from this condition.

Symptoms

The treatment will only maintain and reduce the symptoms but itcannot eliminate the problem, because until now, the cure hasn’t been found.The specific problems that this condition creates are also unknown, but themost common symptoms include pain in abdomen area, diarrhea and bloating. Insome cases, problems with gastrointestinal system are not even experienced. Thediagnosis of this disease has to be taken very seriously, since there areseveral conditions which can cause similar problems and some of thoseconditions are Crohn's disease, gastric ulcers, skin problems, parasiteinfections, irritable bowel syndrome and anemia. The celiac condition can alsoprovoke some problems that are not easily connected with this condition, andthey include pain in the joints, anemia, skin rash, feet and leg tingling,stomach upset, depression, bone and dental problems, irritability, musclecramps and mouth sores. Malabsorption can provoke celiac disease, and if thisis the case, problems like osteoporosis, diarrhea, gas, abdominal cramps,smelly stools, bloating, weight loss, excessive fatigue andarrested growth may occur. Gluten can produce another condition calleddermatitis herpetiformis, which produces itching blisters usually on thebuttocks, knees and elbows, so remove the gluten from your nutrition to removethis condition. The doctor should be visited if some of the symptoms arenoticed. Children when suffering from celiac disease can have growing problemand potbelly, be pale and irritable so if any of these problems are noticed adoctor must be visited as well.

Treatment

The treatment has to be performed since some consequences arepossible if the condition is left untreated. Loss of calcium can occur andproduce some bone problems that are mostly connected to the density of thebone, because bones can become very soft. Another possible problem ismalnutrition, happening because the blood doesn't contain nutrients as itshould. These nutrients are expelled from the system by the stool. The damageof the small intestine wall can cause pain that usually comes when food withgluten is consumed. Another item, which sometimes produces pain when consumed,is lactose, so if this occurs gluten and lactose will have to be reduces inyour diet. Even cancer can be provoked if celiac disease is untreated; mostcommonly bowel cancer. The last consequences we will mention are related to theneurological complications and nerve damage and seizures can occur.

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