Celiac Disease is an immune reaction to consuming gluten, a protein which is found in wheat, barley and rye.
Causes Of Celiac Disease:
The exact cause is though unaware, the following are some of the risk factors of celiac disease:
- A family member suffering from the same disease or dermatitis herpetiformis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Down syndrome
- Microscopic colitis
- Autoimmune thyroid disease
- Non-specific bloating
- Unexplained iron deficiency anaemia
- Elevated liver functional tests
- Premature osteoporosis
- Numbness and tingling in the feet and hands
- Reduced functioning of spleen
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Itchy blistery skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)
Blood Tests: Elevated level of antibodies in your blood shows an immune reaction to gluten.
Endoscopy: If blood tests indicate celiac disease our doctor may suggest an endoscopy to view the bowels and collect a sample to analyze the damage.
Capsule Endoscopy: This procedure helps the doctor to take multiple pictures of your colon through a camera present in a capsule which is to be swallowed by you.
The prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States was 0.71% (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.58-0.86%), with 1.01% (95% CI, 0.78-1.31%) among non-Hispanic whites. In all, 55 participants reported following a GFD, which corresponded to a prevalence of 0.63% (95% CI, 0.36-1.07%).