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How Celiac Disease Affects One’s Life

In case you weren’t aware, celiac disease is considered as a chronic condition, which happens once gluten activates an abnormal response from the immune system which destroys small intestine. Our small intestine comes along with little, finger-shaped tissues known as villi. By then, villi creates a big surface which absorbs sugars, vitamins, as well as other nutrients once food passes by on the small intestine. As soon as a patient ingests gluten, the villi would flatten out, damaging the intestinal lining. It reduces the area which could absorb the nutrients.

For some instances, this condition is bad enough to weaken the bones and hinder growth. Losing too many minerals and vitamins may result to other complications such as osteoporosis, anemia, or worse, growth delays among children. Individuals who have celiac disease could have periods once their symptoms become worse. Perhaps, symptoms might not be detected at all. On the other hand, symptoms may happen at any age among adults.