Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal reaction to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, triticale, oats, and rye products. For these individuals, ingesting gluten damages the small intestine, which can lead to many other problems. Currently, the only proven way to control celiac disease is with a strict gluten-free diet. Different people experience different symptoms of the condition.
Digestive problems are standard in all people with Celiac's, though the specific issues can vary. General stomach pain after eating is prevalent, as are bloating and gas, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Problems in the gastrointestinal tract are a result of the small intestine being unable to function correctly. People with Celiac disease tend to experience these symptoms for longer and more intensely than an average upset stomach.
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