Should You Be Tested for Celiac Disease?

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Hi, I'm Dr. Kevin Soden. Do you suspect you may have Celiac disease? You're not alone. Celiac disease affects as many as 101133 people in North America. It's a warfuly undiagonised autoimmune disease. People have Celiac disease can't tolerate foods that contain gluten. Such as wheat, rye, barley, some oats, and many prepared foods.

That can cause complications ranging from gastrol esophageal reflux disease and osteoporosis to anemia, abdominal pain and in kids growth deficiencies. Celiac disease damages tiny villi lining the small intestines, which normally shuttle nutrients from food into the blood stream.

The result is nutritional deficiencies, diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, weight loss and even skin rashes. Here's what to do if you suspect gluten intolerance is to blame for your digestion issues. Talk to your doctor about a blood test for gluten auto antibodies, if this results are positive a biopsy will confirm the diagnosis.

If you're diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, eliminate gluten from your diet and avoid other gluten hiding substances even some makeup, get full weight levels testes, you may need a supplement, enjoy gluten free grains such as chia, corn, rice and quinoa. For more ways to eat well and live better watch all our health smarts videos right here.