What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is a serious genetic, autoimmune disease that affects the lining of the small intestines. To protect the small intestines, people with the disease must follow a gluten-free lifestyle. However, when those with celiac disease ingest foods with gluten, the protein within the gluten starts to break down the lining making it difficult for the body to fully absorb the gluten. From there, this leads to malnourishment which can cause other issues such as thyroid disease, osteoporosis, or infertility. There’s an array of different symptoms that one with celiac may experience. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms after eating gluten, we suggest you reach out to your doctor for further support.