A Hidden Epidemic
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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects nearly
every hundred people. Unfortunately, 97 percent remain
untreated. They continue to suffer from gastrointestinal
fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and itchy skin
conditions -- to
name just a few of the symptoms. These people consult
who prescribe drugs and diets that may alleviate some
rarely work for long.
If you are one of these
people, the real answer to your medical problems may lie in
Celiac disease is a hereditary condition that damages the
lining of the
small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb the food
eat. Without essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrition,
body begins to suffer. Because of its autoimmune nature it
off reactions that reverberate throughout all the organs of
This is a disease that you do not outgrow -- it often
returns years later with more significant symptoms.
The true medical impact of celiac disease is just beginning
This is the first authoritative guide on how the condition
diagnosed, treated, and managed. It examines the latest
its many manifestations, with chapters devoted to each
to related diseases. These include infertility, other autoimmune
conditions (for example, type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease),
peripheral neuropathy, liver disease, and even cancer. It
an entire section to coping with the psychological aspects
of a chronic
illness and the gluten-free diet.
examination and explanation of the disease is a must-read
for both patients and the medical community.
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