Naturopathic Celiac Disease Treatment
Celiac disease is an immune response to the ingestion of gluten, a protein that is found in barley, rye and wheat. When people who have celiac disease eat gluten, it triggers an immune response in the small intestine. This reaction gradually inflames the lining of the small intestine and over time can actually prevent the absorption of nutrients.
Eventually, if celiac disease goes unnoticed or untreated for long enough, the lack of nutrients can start to take a toll on the nervous system, bones and organs. The symptoms of celiac disease can vary greatly from patient to patient. Some people experience no symptoms at all, while others lose weight and regularly have diarrhea. Nutrient deficiency brought about by celiac disease can result in anemia, brittle bones, skin rashes, headaches and exhaustion, tingling in the hands or feet, loss of balance, heartburn and achy joints. The cause of celiac disease is unknown, but eating a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms and can allow the small intestine to heal.
At Flow Natural Health Care, we take a comprehensive approach to medical care. We can create a gluten-free diet plan that fits your lifestyle so that you can live your life without having to worry about your celiac disease.