Celiac can be an extremely difficult condition to diagnose, because the symptoms are diverse and can be an indication for many other problems. People, suffering from celiac or gluten intolerance, very often go through years of sickness and suffering before finding the real cause to their problem. Till today the only “cure” for Celiac or gluten intolerance is the complete removal of gluten from the diet.
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A few of these symptoms are:
Exhausting and chronic fatigue
No appetite or increase appetite
Weight gain or weight loss
Fractures (due to the loss of bone density)
Vomiting (very common in small children)
Muscle weakness (very common in small children)
Change in character & behavior (very common in small children)
Socially withdrawn (very common in small children)
Delayed development (very common in small children)
This is just a small list of symptoms that can occur, but it does not include all the symptoms that can be an indication for Celiac or Gluten Intolerance.
Long term effects of undiagnosed or untreated Celiac:
Bone pain and osteoporosis
Infertility & miscarriage
Weak immune system
If you think that you might suffer from Celiac, gluten intolerance or any other food allergy we suggest that you get tested with a licensed physician.
For testing we can recommend:
German Medical Clinic
Phone: +971 6 57 50 280
Gluten is a special type of protein that is commonly found in rye, wheat, barley, kamut or spelt. Therefore, it is found in most types of cereals and in many types of bread, pasta, pizza, cake and cookies. A lot of processed foods also contain gluten.
Not all foods from the grain family, however, contain gluten. Examples of grains that do not have gluten include rice, corn, buckwheat, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff, gluten free oats, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.
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