Understanding Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celiac disease affects 1 in 133 people and is one of the more prominent chronic digestive disorders on the planet. It is a condition that is gaining more and more traction when it comes to education. People are learning more about eating gluten and how it can affect the body.
Here is a look at what this condition is all about and why Celiac Disease Awareness Month is important.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive and immune disorder. This chronic condition tends to affect the small intestine and can lead to a whole host of symptoms. It’s commonly started when a person begins to eat foods that are high in gluten. When a person is diagnosed with this condition, it can lead to specific digestive problems and make it harder to retain the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet.
A person that is suffering from celiac disease will often list specific digestive systems. This condition can be seen in people of all ages but is more common among children. In some cases, a person will be diagnosed with celiac disease and display no symptoms.
Most doctors will assess a wide array of details including medical history, physical exam results, family history, and/or medical test results to see whether or not a patient has celiac disease. Most can diagnose the condition using a biopsy of the small intestine, skin biopsy, genetic test, and/or a blood test.
How People Cope With It
Celiac disease is a chronic condition that is triggered by gluten. This means it’s important to remove gluten from a patient’s diet immediately. The doctor will create a specific gluten-free diet with the help of a registered dietician. This can help eradicate the underlying symptoms associated with this disorder.
Most people will also look to remove other triggers including foods that can amplify their symptoms. This can vary from person to person. By going with a gluten-free diet, it’s possible to find relief and get rid of the intensity of the celiac disease symptoms.
Celiac Disease Awareness
Celiac disease awareness is essential for spreading the word about this condition and the impact it can have on millions of people around the world. Whether it is young or old patients, the impact of this condition is monumental. It is a chronic disorder that can lead to a long list of digestive symptoms.
Celiac Disease Awareness Month is a way to better understand what this condition is all about and how it impacts the people around you. It includes understanding the symptoms, what a gluten-free diet is all about, and how to help those who are suffering from this condition. Just getting the word out there is a step in the right direction and that’s what this month is all about.
Celiac disease is a challenging condition and one that can affect a person’s life forever. It’s essential to recognize how this disease works, how it impacts the body, and what can be done to relieve those symptoms over time. With awareness, it will become easier and easier for patients to lead healthier lives with celiac disease.