May is food allergy and celiac disease awareness month.
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide.
It is basically an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
Over time, the immune reaction to eating gluten creates inflammation that damages the small intestine's lining, leading to medical complications.
It also prevents absorption of some nutrients (malabsorption)
Unfortunately this happens in children a lot and many cannot properly communicate the pain they are in, even with adults , Please be gentle with everyone.
Treatment consists of diet modifications- The mainstay of treatment is a strict gluten-free diet that can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing.While taking digestive-friendly teas as well as gut- healing herbs.
This public service announcement brings awareness to the seriousness of celiac disease while highlighting real patients and the need for research for treatments and a cure.
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