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Jennifer Esposito Continues to Raise Awareness for Celiac Disease

Celiac disease can have up to 200 different symptoms

While celiac disease can manifest purely as an intestinal disorder, it is actually a systemic and autoimmune disorder. When a celiac patient consumes gluten, their immune system reacts violently, producing antibodies that can target and attack random structures within the body. While the intestines are affected the most, virtually any other organ can be targeted by celiac disease.

Also, the intestinal complications produced by the disease can interfere with the organ’s absorption capabilities, interrupting the patient’s capacity to obtain nourishment from meals. Consequently, this can lead to other, more serious complications, such as osteoporosis.