Category Archives: Celiac Disease
Celiac disease causes many symptoms, but one of the most curious is the telltale celiac disease skin rash commonly associated with this condition, which is sometimes inappropriately referred to as a gluten allergy rash. The actual medical term for it is dermatitis herpetiformis (no link to herpes), and it affects about 11 out of 100,000 people, mostly men in their 20’s to 40’s, and up to 25 percent of those with diagnosed celiac disease.
Gluten is found in many wheat- related products and is the culprit in the most common autoimmune disease – celiac disease. Gluten is a non-digestible protein which gives bread or other baked goods their stretchy, sticky texture. Rye and barley are the two most common foods with gluten, so, if your are affected by the disease, you will have to resist the temptation of eating warm bread at a restaurant.
This will be a short guide for new moms to help better understand what is celiac disease in toddlers, and to identify the main signs of celiac disease to better help prevent further complications from its main offender, gluten.
It is very challenging to recognize signs of gluten intolerance in toddlers because it is simply too early for many behavioural and developmental “clues” seen in slightly older children such as poor memory, difficulty concentrating, ADHD and autism to be apparent.
When looking at what causes celiac disease in adults, there are several points to consider; celiac disease causes are combined. It is a hereditary autoimmune condition; a latent allergic reaction to gluten is present, and sensitivity causes damage to the stomach lining and small intestine, causing stomach bloating and pain, as well as other harmful side effects. When the stomach lining is damaged, there is also poor nutrient absorption as a result. Essential vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed properly, and fat is also not broken down effectively in the body.