A Highly Effective Way To Manage Celiac Sprue Disease

By: moneyworks
Celiac Sprue Disease has many names. It is also known as Celiac Disease, Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.

Like many others, I am currently affected by Celiac Sprue Disease. Although there are no known treatments, I have been able to manage it quite well and can still have a normal life.

Celiac Sprue Disease is a digestive disorder that causes damage to the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.

The main cause is the abnormal reaction in the body to the nutrient, gluten. Gluten is present in many foods and can be found in wheat products and grains such as rye, barley and oats.

Diagnosis of Celiac Sprue Disease can be very difficult. Some people do not show any symptoms at all until there has been severe damage to the small intestine.

This condition can be identified if the patient shows signs of anaemia, bloating, diarrhea, cramps, weight loss and fatigue. If you experience these symptoms consistently then you may have it.

The best way to make sure you do not have this condition is to get tested. Home tests are available from the internet but the most effective method is a bowel biopsy which can be carried out by an expert in the gastrointestinal field.

The cause of this disease is not known and experts warn that it could be a result of stress, pregnancy, a genetic susceptibility to the illness or exposure to gluten as a child.

I'm not sure how I developed Celiac Sprue Disease as no-one else in my family has it.

Unfortunately, if you are diagnosed with Celiac Disease there is no known cure. The only solution is a strict adherence to a gluten free diet - which is the method I use to manage my condition.

Fellow celiacs need to be vigilant about the foods they buy at supermarkets at restaurants to avoid gluten. They should always read the labels when shopping for food as gluten is present in many foods. Some examples are soups, luncheon meats and sausages from the supermarkets.

The good news is that it is very possible to lead a happy, normal life even if you sufferer from Celiac Disease. The solution is to stay away from gluten by following a strict gluten free diet.

I have been leading a gluten free life for 10 years and it has become second nature to me now. At first, it was difficult - but after you get used to scanning food labels for gluten and get used to a healthy routine of gluten free food, it becomes easier.
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