March 28, 2013

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in products we use every day, such as stamp and envelope adhesive, medicines, and vitamins.

When people with celiac disease eat foods or use products containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Because the body’s own immune system causes the damage, celiac disease is considered an autoimmune disorder. However, it is also classified as a disease of malabsorption because nutrients are not absorbed.
Celiac disease is a genetic disease, meaning it runs in families. Sometimes the disease is triggered—or becomes active for the first time—after surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection, or severe emotional stress.


  • pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
  • weight loss/weight gain
  • fatigue
  • unexplained anaemia
  • bone or joint pain
  • tingling numbness in the legs (from nerve damage)
  • muscle cramps
  • missed menstrual periods (often because of excessive weight loss)
  • tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
  • recurring abdominal bloating and pain

Being an autoimmune disease, celiac disease is an extremely difficult condition to maintain a healthy lifestyle with. Homeopathy will aid an individual with celiac’s disease not only by strengthening and supporting the immune system but by also providing long term relief with irregular bowel movements, rectifying digestive issues and pain management. Some remedies may be useful as first-aid in intense situations, however proper analysis of the patient is required prior to prescribing an in-depth treatment plan. More about homoepathy……

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