What is Celiac Disease?



Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. The intestinal damage often causes diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating and anemia, and can lead to serious complications.  There's no cure for celiac disease — but for most people, following a strict gluten-free diet can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing.  This can be screened by a blood test and diagnosed by an EGD with biopsy.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease are: 

            Most common symptoms:

            Other symptoms: