Celiac disease symptoms are easily mistaken for other intestinal conditions such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and gluten intolerance.
The symptoms of celiac disease are the result of a similar mechanism (an increased permeability or leakiness of the gut lining), but the cause is genetic and often inherited within families. The background problem is hypersensitivity to the protein in wheat called gluten. This is also found in rye and barley.
The disease is also called gluten sensitive enteropathy or sprue and affects the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients from food after digestion. Weight loss, stomach ache, diarrhea, fatty stools, bone problems, skin rash and fatigue are most frequently seen in those suffering from celiac disease.
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