Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celiac Disease

In case you don't know what Celiac disease is, it is an auto-immune disease where gluten (which is found in wheat, rye, and barley) breaks down the villi (which allows nutrients through the walls of the small intestine into the bloodstream) in the small intestine causing a person to become malnourished. Common symptoms are diarrhea, weight loss and vomiting, keep in mind that there isn't just digestive problems incorporated with Celiac Disease.

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