Celiac Disease

13 / 100

Celiac disease is a severe digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine due to foods that contain gluten. The disease can cause long-term digestive problems and keep the nutrients away from the body against the absorption of nutrients into the body.

According to Celiac Disease Foundation, there are 1 in 100 people worldwide, but only about 30% are properly diagnosed with celiac disease. The symptoms of celiac disease are bloating, chronic diarrhea, constipation, gassy, lactose intolerance due to damage of the small intestine, loose, greasy, bulky, and bad-smelling stools, nausea or vomiting, and pain in the abdomen.

Why do children get celiac disease?

There is no reason why celiac disease happens among children, but it happens due to genetics. Many children who have celiac disease do not know it. If all these people were diagnosed, celiac disease would be more common than type 1 diabetes. The common symptoms of celiac disease are diarrhea, decreased appetite, stomachache and bloating, poor growth, and weight loss. Many children are diagnosed with it when they are age between 6 months and 2 years old, which is when most children are in the stages of getting their first taste of gluten from foods. Side effects are

  • Damage to the permanent teeth’s enamel
  • Delayed puberty
  • Failure to thrive, an infant or a child weight or height growth is lesser than expected for his or her age
  • Mood changes, feeling annoyed or impatient
  • Delay growth
  • Weight loss

Source from:

Similar Posts