Gluten intolerance and sensitivity have been proven to negatively influence social behavior in areas such as travel, work, dating, parties, group meals and sharing traditional ethnic cuisine.
Celiac disease has numerous different symptoms with each person having their own unique reaction to gluten.
Symptoms can also vary based on the age of the patient.
Children commonly will also have irritability, dental damage, along with stunted growth due to the lack of absorption of food nutrients in the small intestine.
Celiac disease, also written as coeliac which is derived from the Greek word for abdominal, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is complicated by the ingestion of the gluten protein.
When celiac disease patients consume food products containing gluten, their bodies’ immune system reacts by destroying the villi, protrusions on the wall of the small intestine that absorb nutrients from food.