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Gluten Intolerance-What Your Doctor May Not Tell You by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:54pm 2 Comments The associated health issues related to gluten intolerance (GI), have a wide range, with Celiac Disease being the defining and best known aspect of that problem. However, GI can often go undiagnosed, because it does not always present with the more obvious symptoms seen in Celiac Disease (CD). GI and even CD can be cryptic, or a hidden problem, i ... Read on »
Celiac Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in products we use every d ... Read on »
Celiac Disease 101 in Lebanon! by Paty M Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 7:58am Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, gluten intolerance or gluten sensitive enteropathy, is a permanent inflammatory intestinal disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten, a form of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and perhaps oats in genetically predisposed people. Celiac disease was once thought to be a rare disease; however ... Read on »
The Truth About Celiac Disease by Shilah C. Azib Posted Fri 22 Jan 2010 7:22pm People that have been diagnosed with this condition probably already know all things about it. But for those around them that do not understand, celiac disease is a condition that affects the digestive system. More specifically, it is a condition that is set off by eating foods with protein gluten. The truth about celiac disease is that ... Read on »
Celiac Disease & Women by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:05am Celiac disease affects about twice as many women as men, and in the United States, it affects two million people or about one in 133 people. Celiac statistics indicate that under 5% of people suffering from celiac disease have been diagnosed, which means many are suffering from undiagnosed problems with gluten in their diets. According to the ... Read on »
CELIAC DISEASE – COMMON YET RARELY DIAGNOSED by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Fri 28 May 2010 2:19pm FULL OF GLUTEN           A nursing friend and former colleague of mine has had celiac disease (CD) for quite some time.  I didn’t know much about the disorder until she went to Italy for a whole month and I learned about her eating habits while she was gone.  This is a disease that is more common than one would think.  It actually aff ... Read on »
Celiac Disease: A Hidden Illness by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Have you heard of celiac disease? Most people haven’t, but knowing about it could change the lives of many who suffer from undiagnosed intestinal distress. That’s why yesterday the NIH launched a Celiac Awareness Campaign. Celiac disease is an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Symptoms vary, and they r ... Read on »
North Carolina Governor Declares May Celiac Disease Awareness Month by glutenfreeraleigh Posted Wed 04 May 2011 12:00am Media Release North Carolina Governor Declares May Celiac Disease Awareness Month for Second Year Raleigh, N.C., USA, May 2, 2011 – The Gluten Free Raleigh Blog has announced Governor Beverly Perdue has declared May 2011 “Celiac Disease Awareness Month” in North Carolina for the second year. The Gluten Free Raleigh Blog and Pat Ber ... Read on »
Celiac Disease, Refractory Sprue, Gluten Intolerance & Wheat Allergies? by Vanessa M. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:17am As the Director of Programming & Communications for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, I get the same question several times a day: what is the difference between celiac disease, refractory sprue, gluten intolerance and a wheat allergy. Last week, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Daniel Leffler from The Celiac Center at Bet ... Read on »
In more and more cases, celiac disease doesn’t look the way you might expect. by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:07pm Celiac disease is more common, particularly among adults, and more easily overlooked than many clinicians appreciate, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute’s Medical Position Statement on the condition. The overall prevalence of celiac disease is estimated to be 1%—comparable to that of rheumatoid arthri ... Read on »