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celiac disease

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 ,

  1. celic spur 
  2. non-tropical sprue
  3. and gluten sensitive enteropathy 


Risk factors


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 -

symptoms can vary from person to person and it depends upon various factors such as

  1. Breastfeeding -the length of time a person was breastfed ,as symptoms tend to appear later in those who were breastfed for longer
  2. Age -the age someone strained eating gluten Amount -at what amount gluten is consum
  3. Severity -the severity of intestinal damage

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 

  1. Abdominal pain 
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Mouth ulcers
  4. Heartburn
  5. Bloating and gasDiarrhoea
  6. Fatigue
  7. Weight loss
  8. Constipation 
  9. Cramps
  10. Cankers sores inside the mouth
  11. Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel

Other symptoms in adults are: majority of these symptoms occur due to lack of nutrients in tour body 

  1. Unexplained iron deficiency anaemia 
  2. Vitamins and mineral deficiencies
  3. Lactose intolerance
  4. Pancreatic insufficiency
  5. Gallbladder malfunction
  6. Bone or joint pain 
  7. Arthritis 
  8. Fatigue
  9. Osteoporosis or osteopenia (bones become weak and brittles )
  10. Liver and biliary tract disorder(fatty liver,primary sclerosing cholangitis,etc)
  11. Depression ,anxiety
  12. Peripheral neuropathy (tingling,numbness,or pain in the hands and feet)
  13. Seizures or migraine
  14. Infertility or miscarrige 
  15. Irregular menses
  16. irritability during menses 

Skin disorder

 (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 

  1. Nausea and Vomiting 
  2. Pale ,fatty,foul -smelling stools
  3. Chronic diarrhoea
  4. Constipation
  5. Gas
  6. Swollen belly
  7. Bloating feeling
  8. Failure to thrive
  9. Delayed puberty
  10. Short stature



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 

  1. Avoid all the foods which contain gluten such as  pasta ,bread cakes pies,crackers,cookies,beer,sauces,gravies
  2. Take healthy gluten free diet such as eggs ,meat, dairy products ,fruits,vegetables ,nuts ,legumes,healthy fats,herbs and spices.
  3. Some people also facing lactose intolerance so avoid lactose diet


Homeopathic management

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



  1. Non-cereals such as amaranth,quinoa,or buckwheat are harmless so should add in diet ,
  2. Potato and banana and garbanzo beans they do not contain gluten and not trigger symptoms 
  3. Keep hydrated ,drinks lots of water
  4. Add fruits and vegetables in your diet
  5. Do exercise daily



  1. Avoid all the food contains gluten
  2. Avoid smoking and alcohol
  3. Avoid processed food
  4. Avoid spicy and oily food
  5. Avoid mental stress


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