Celiac disease and gluten intolerance

Celiac disease

In recent weeks, there are several messages that I have received from people with gluten intolerance. In these messages, I ask especially tips on different special recipes for celiac disease, because people with this disease must follow a strict diet in which there is no trace of gluten.

Today I will try to solve some of the most frequently asked questions about the disease and tomorrow I will leave some special recipes for celiacs. Thus, the post will not be too dense to read.

What is celiac disease and how it affects celiac disease?

Some people are born with a genetic predisposition to develop a permanent intolerance to gluten. This intolerance injured severely intestinal mucosa, villus atrophy and hindering the proper absorption of nutrients. This problem is known as celiac disease.

Celiac disease
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What is gluten?

It is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelled, triticale, kamut and oats probably.

What are the most common signs and symptoms?

  • Continuous diarrhea or vomiting
  • Nutritional deficiencies from malabsorption
  • Anemia
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling
  • Abdominal pain Light
  • Stunting
  • Alteration of character

What foods contain gluten?

A part of all cereals I cited above, in general, also contain gluten all products manufactured in the composition listed some of these cereals. Note that not containing traces. Although directly a product is not made from these forbidden foods, any percentage of gluten that may contain, but this is insignificant (trace) can cause discomfort in the intolerant.

Pay special attention to foods such as sausages, coffee substitutes, canned canned soups or creams on vegetable, cheese, minced meat (supermarket), ice cream, chocolates, cheeses, sweets, … etc.

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What foods do not contain gluten?

Milk and dairy products, fruits, fresh nuts, legumes, vegetables and tubers, meat, fish, eggs, seafood, sugar and honey, rice, corn, spices sticks, oils, soft drinks, coffee, wines and all foods in which the gluten free international symbol you see on the image to appreciate.

How is it diagnosed?

His diagnosis is made by a previous blood test and a subsequent biopsy of the small intestine that gives certainty whether or not suffering from gluten intolerance and if the intestine is damaged.

Is there any treatment?

So far, there is no cure for celiac disease. The treatment is a gluten – free diet for life. Thus it is able to recover the intestinal mucosa.

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