10 Most Common Digestive Ailments Explained

 

 

 

2. Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the small intestine when foods containing gluten, a protein found in grain’s are eaten.  In people with Celiac’s disease the villi, or hair like structures of the intestine become damaged, making it difficult for the intestine to absorb sufficient nutrients. Symptoms of Celiac’s disease are gas, bloating, skin rashes, anemia, muscle cramps, joint pain, weight loss and mouth sores. Celiac’s disease may be inherited from a parent, and is somewhat common, affecting 1 in 100 people. People who suffer from this ailment need to adhere to a gluten free diet.

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