Celiac Disease: Celiac Disease

  • Celiac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten, a dietary protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
  • The small intestine becomes inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients.
  • Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion and constipation.
  • It may also cause other symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, itchy rash, nerve damage and disorders that affect coordination, balance and speech. (NHS.uk)