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
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