Celiac Disease
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Celiac Disease

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What is celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Celiac disease is an auto-immune digestive disorder that prevents the small intestine from absorbing nutrients properly due to a sensitivity to gluten.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What is gluten?

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The correct answer is: Gluten is a protein found in a variety of foods. For people with celiac disease, gluten causes T-cells in the body to react and think of it as an enemy. That causes the lining of the small intestine to become inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients.

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Gluten is found in which of these foods?

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The correct answer is: Gluten is commonly found in grains such as rye, wheat and barley. It can also hide in other foods such as chips, lunch meats and salad dressings.

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True or false: Celiac disease is not hereditary.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Celiac disease is an inherited condition.

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Which of the following is a symptom of celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Other symptoms include muscle cramps, joint pain, stomach pain and diarrhea.

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What's the best way to diagnose celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: Celiac disease is diagnosed with blood tests and a biopsy of the small intestine.

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If you have a family history of celiac disease, what are your chances of developing the disorder?

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The correct answer is: Approximately 5 to 15 percent of children and siblings of individuals with celiac disease will develop the disorder. It's important to get tested if celiac disease runs in your family

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About how many Americans are diagnosed with celiac disease each year?

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The correct answer is: More than 2 million people in the United States have the disease, or about 1 in 133 people.

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True or false: Nearly all cases of celiac disease go undiagnosed.

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The correct answer is: This is true. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 97 percent of individuals with celiac disease go undiagnosed.

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True or false: A person must have visible symptoms in order to have celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Some people with celiac disease may not develop any visible symptoms at all.

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Which of the following foods should you avoid if you have celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Bread, pasta and cookies all contain gluten. Also, be careful of flour-based gravies and sauces because those contain gluten as well.

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True or false: You can't eat quinoa if you have celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Certain types of grains are gluten-free and quinoa is one of them. Others include amaranth and buckwheat.

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Which of the following is a possible complication associated with celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: Celiac disease causes malnutrition due to the body's inability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. This can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that affect your organs, bones, skin and blood.

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True or false: Stomach pain is a necessary indicator that you have celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Some people with celiac disease will experience no stomach pain at all.

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What is a self-test you can do to check for gluten intolerance?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Celiac disease can cause dental enamal abnormalities, joint pain and fatigue.

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Celiac disease can be confused with what other conditions?

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The correct answer is: Celiac disease can often be confused with Crohn's disease because it causes similar symptoms and complications.

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True or false: Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are the same thing.

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The correct answer is: This is false. People with gluten intolerance can still ingest small amounts of gluten without too much of a problem. However, if you have celiac disease you need to be vigilant about completely eliminating gluten from your diet.

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What is a self-test you can do to check for gluten intolerance?

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The correct answer is: A good self-test is to check for painful, itchy red rashes and blisters on your bottom, knees and elbows. These may be a sign of gluten intolerance.

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True or false: There is no cure for celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is true. There is no cure for celiac disease, but it can be managed through dietary restrictions.

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True or false: If you remove gluten from your diet you can still live a happy and healthy life with celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Even though there is no cure, you can effectively treat the disease by eating a gluten-free diet.

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