celiac paper - Kyle Daniele Senior Health 20 March 2009...

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Kyle Daniele Senior Health 20 March 2009 Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a very prevalent autoimmune disease; it affects those who are genetically pre-disposed. It can affect people of all ages and can strike at any time in a person’s life. The disease has many different names that it is referred to as some of these include cœliac disease, c(o)eliac sprue, non-tropical sprue, endemic sprue, gluten enteropathy or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and gluten intolerance. Coeliac is derived from the Greek for abdominal, which is a good representation of the disease as it is intolerance under certain grains in the intestines. The disease is actually a reaction to the glycoprotein gliadin; this protein is often part of gluten, which is very common in wheat. The disease has a plethora of symptoms, which can lead to many different things; it can affect the gastrointestinal system as well as many problems with malnutrition. There are also multiple tests that can be used to diagnose celiac, these include gluten tolerance tests, endoscopies, blood tests, and pathological tests involving bowel. At the moment the only right out treatment for the condition is changing to a gluten-free diet. Many experimental treatments are in the works but have not been approved.
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