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What Is Celiac Disease? November 26, 2019

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What Is Celiac Disease?, North Hempstead, New York

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 100 people worldwide. Individuals with this disorder have an extreme sensitivity to gluten and can damage their small intestine when eating wheat, barley, and rye. They may experience unpleasant symptoms, such as stomach pain, bloating, nausea, fatigue, and heartburn. If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms after consuming products with gluten, it’s important to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Below is some further information about this autoimmune disease.

What Causes Celiac Disease?

While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, researchers believe there is a genetic link between the illness and those who are affected by it. If one of your family members has this autoimmune disorder, you have a higher chance of getting diagnosed with the illness. If you have another autoimmune disorder, such as Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or thyroid disease, you’re also more likely to have celiac disease. 

Are There Ways to Manage This Disorder?

autoimmune diseaseAn effective way to manage celiac disease symptoms is to eat a gluten-free diet. A dietitian who specializes in autoimmune illnesses will create a meal plan that doesn’t contain foods with wheat, barley, or rye, including bagels, cakes, cereals, crackers, and pasta. They’ll incorporate milk, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, eggs, nuts, and fish into the meal plan to ensure you receive plenty of protein and nutrients.

Since this condition keeps the body from absorbing nutrients, an autoimmune specialist will recommend nutritional intravenous therapy if your body isn’t absorbing enough iron or vitamin D from foods. This option delivers high doses of nutrients for better absorption. 

 

 

If you think you have celiac disease, turn to the team at Integrative Medicine of New York, PLLC in Westbury, NY. The professionals at this state-of-the-art facility have been providing treatment options for autoimmune diseases for over 35 years. They use various treatments such as immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and nutritional IV therapy to strengthen the immune system and improve the quality of life. For more information about their services, call (516) 759-4200 or visit their website.

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