What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive , autoimmune genetic disorder affecting both adults and children this condition is triggered by consuming a protein called gluten,gluten is complex protein found in some foods substance like barley,rye and wheat .
Any person with celiac disease eats anything which contain gluten ,their body overreact to the protein as a result it damage the villi ,which are small finger like projections found along the small intestine
Absorption through the small intestine is affected due to injured small intestine as a result nutrients from the small intestine not fully absorbed this can lead to malabsorption, due to malabsorption it cause various problems such as loss of bone density,miscarrige ,infertility ,even some time it also lead to neurological diseases
In children,malabsorption can affect the growth and in adult is cause symptoms
Celiac disease also known as celiac disease ,
Family history -celiac disease run in families ,the chance of developing celiac disease increase if people with first- degree relatives with celiac disease (parents,child,siblings) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing or having a history of dermatitis herpetiformis.
Genetic disorder -people who suffer from other autoimmune disorders are more prone for developing celiac disease, some autoimmune disorders such as lupus,rheumatoid arthritis ,type 1 diabetes,thyroid disorder,addison’s disease ,sjogren’s syndrome ,down syndrome,turner syndrome,lactose intolerance,autoimmune liver diseases
Environmental factors - when you have a family history still you consume gluten rich diet ,others are smoking , sedentary lifestyle make prone for it .
If the celiac remain untreated it leads to certain types of cancer such as
Intestinal,lymphoma and adenocarcinoma of the small intestines ,of pharynx and of the oesophagus
In children if remain untreated it lead to small height
symptoms can vary from person to person and it depends upon various factors such as
There is difference between symptoms of adults and children
Digestive symptoms of an adults; adults are ;less likely to have digestive symptoms with only -third experiencing diarrhoea.celiac disease can cause inflammation in the digestive tract ,and the nutrient not absorbed fully which may lead to many digestive symptoms
Other symptoms in adults are: majority of these symptoms occur due to lack of nutrients in tour body
(Dermatitis herpetiformis in this symptoms itchy skin rashes made up of bumps and blisters, it may develop on the elbows,buttocks, and knees.)
Symptoms in Children
The exact cause is unknown which exactly triggers celiac disease ,but it autoimmune genetic disorder so some factors as i described above make the persons susceptible to develop celiac disease .the chances of developing celiac disease increase when changes occur in genes , or variants ,certain gene variants and other factors,such as environmental factors can lead to celiac disease.
Diagnosis and treatment
Blood test -blood test include screened for antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptide(TTG) and sometimes antigliadin and endomysium antibodies
To confirm the celiac disease doctors recommended various tests such as CBC,liver function test,cholesterol test,alkaline phosphatase level test
Serum albumin test
Skin and small intestine biopsy also recommended
If the blood report or skin biopsy is negative then endoscopy is done to check out the status of villi is it damage or not
Conventionally and currently treatment of celiac disease is adherence to a strict gluten free diet ,
For deficiency of vitamins and minerals doctors may prescribe some supplements.
If patient having skin rash ,medication for the skin rashes is recommended
All these treatments are conventional not permanent so homeopathic medicine are safe,effective and permanent.
The only effective management of the diseases is to manage gluten free diet
Homeopathy medicines will you in reducing the symptoms and also improve your immunity to fight with the conditions some medicine such as
Natrum sulph , china ,lyco ,arsenic album,kali carb,carbo veg, sulphur
But It is important to take these remedies only after consulting a registered homoeopath
Do’s and don'ts