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What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is referred to a digestive disorder which is triggered by eating the food containing gluten and causes damage to the small intestine. Gluten is a form of protein that is naturally present in wheat, barley, and rye. Food items such as bread, pasta, cookies, and cakes contain gluten and certain pre-packaged foods, certain lip balms/lipsticks, hair and skin products, toothpastes, nutrient supplements, and rarely certain medicines contain gluten.

Celiac disease is considered to be a serious disease which can cause long-lasting digestive problems while preventing the nutrient absorption. It can also affect the other organs besides the intestines.  It is different from the gluten sensitivity, wheat intolerance or wheat allergy. If you have gluten sensitivity, you may have symptoms similar to those of celiac diseases, such as abdominal pain and tiredness. Unlike celiac disease, gluten sensitivity does not damage the small intestine.