How to Treat Your Celiac Disease Genetic Affliction


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Celiac disease is gluten intolerance, which can be hereditary or acquired. It is a condition that damages the small intestines, causing them to release antibodies against the body’s proteins, damaging the villi that line the small intestines. This leads to a variety of symptoms ranging from abdominal pain and bloating to fatigue and weight loss. As if these symptoms weren’t bad enough, it also leads to duodenal ulcers and absorption problems in some people. A diet high in wheat products, as well as gluten (which can be found in many foods, including beer, pasta, cookies, cakes, pickles, processed cereals, meats, and bread), can increase a person’s risk of developing this disease. If you’re concerned that you may have celiac disease, it’s important to know that this condition is not life-threatening or contagious!

Celiac Disease Genetic

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There are things you can do to reverse the effects of celiac disease. A simple diet switch will do a lot to ease your symptoms. Gluten needs to be broken down so the body can absorb it properly. Eliminating gluten from your diet, whether temporarily or permanently, is one of the best ways to treat and or prevent this condition. Below are a few suggestions of ways to go about it.

Don’t Buy Old Food 

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Celiac disease is a genetic disorder, not a modern disease. So, don’t expect to just remove gluten out of your diet and become symptom-free. If you used to eat a particular brand of food, ask your family if they’ve been diagnosed with it and if they do, find out what that food has been called since you last bought it. The gluten in old foods may be the cause of the problem.

Look Out For Hidden Foods 

Foods that you think are safe might not be safe at all. For instance, there are some seafood varieties that are actually labelled “gluten-free.” However, they still contain ingredients like iodine, which is essential for a proper nutritional diet. If you have celiac disease, there is no such thing as gluten-free seafood. Make sure you read all the labels when buying fish.

Watch What You Drink 

Many drinks can be labelled “gluten-free,” but they still contain hidden gluten. The gluten that is in tap water, for example, can actually give you an intestinal infection. Some soft drinks are OK to drink, but make sure they’re also gluten-free. Many salad dressings, such as mayonnaise and ranch dressing, contain gluten, too. These can make your celiac disease symptoms even worse if you consume them.

Skip the Homemade Remedies 

Many people think they can “treat” their celiac disease symptoms without using a topical ointment or herbal supplement. Unfortunately, these remedies can often be much more harmful than safe. There’s no secret recipe that will cure your eczema forever, but you can find lots of ways to “treat” your symptoms safely at home. Instead of cooking from scratch, choose to purchase gluten-free baking ingredients, such as flaxseed oil and organic maple syrup. Use high-quality olive oil instead of regular vegetable oil, and stick with plain unsweetened yoghurt (the kind with no sugar added).

Avoid Drinks With High Gluten 

If you drink a lot of soda, try switching to filtered water or herbal tea instead. In addition, rice and other grains that are high in gluten should be avoided, including barley and quinoa. Other things to avoid include anything containing rye, such as bread, pasta, pretzels, cookies, and cakes. Many bread, cakes, and cookies are still made with flour that has been derived from wheat. For those who have celiac disease, this means they can no longer make bread and pasta out of their diet, as those products contain ingredients that are not healthy for them.

Consider Gluten-Free Diets

If you’ve found yourself needing to adjust your diet so you can eat healthier, then you need to talk to your doctor about a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, which means it’s caused by wheat intolerance. A lot of people don’t even know they have this problem since it seems to be an autoimmune disorder of sorts – the body is attacking itself instead of the outside gluten. While this disorder can certainly be a hassle to live with, it’s actually possible to live a completely gluten-free lifestyle.

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