Do you suffer from stomach aches, gas, anemia diarrhea, and even migraines? If you’ve been plagued with any or even all of these ailments over the years, you may be suffering from the symptoms of celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the gastrointestinal tract that afflicts about 1 in 133 in Europe and the USA. While the disorder can be found nearly anywhere, it is predominately a disease afflicting the Caucasians of Europe, Canada, Great Britain, and the USA. It also afflicts women far more than men.
The disease can be difficult to diagnose, but it is usually easy to treat for most celiacs. Usually, a simple, but strict, change in the diet is all that is necessary. For those who suspect celiac disease, it is important to seek out a doctor immediately. It is also important that you get a proper diagnosis from a medical doctor before making changes to your diet.
Most celiacs, live with the symptoms of the disease for years before seeking help. This is because the symptoms of the disease vary so widely, and the patient seeks treatment for the individual symptom rather than getting at the cause of the symptom. Once diagnosed, the symptoms disappear quickly with a simple change in diet. While the treatment for celiac disease may be simple, not getting help soon enough can cause irreparable damage to the body. Anemia, malnutrition, and even cancer can result from failing to follow the dietary treatment for celiac disease. Therefore, if you’ve experienced these or similar symptoms on a regular basis, it is important that you seek out the cause of the ailment as quickly as possible.
If you suspect celiac disease, you can find a checklist of the symptoms at www.celiacanswers.org. Follow up with a visit to your doctor. He can do a blood test that will verify if you have the disease and will then advise you of the necessary dietary changes you’ll want to make in order to reverse the effects of the disease.
The GOOD NEWS is that the effects of celiac disease can be reversed with STRICT adherence to the proper diet.