Celiac disease /Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

     

Gluten-sensitive enteropathy is more commonly called, celiac disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the small intestine that is precipitated by the ingestion of gluten, a component of wheat protein, in genetically susceptible persons. 


Exclusion of dietary gluten results in healing of the mucosa, resolution of the mal-absorptive state, and reversal of most, if not all, effects of celiac disease.


Symptoms:-

-Fatigue, malaise, anaemia, weight loss, malabsorption

-Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, nutritional imbalance and deficiency

-Iron, Zinc , vit.B12 and folic acid deficiency

-Bone Pain, Osteoporosis

-Aphthous ulcer, glossitis, stomatitis

-Infertility, Impotence, decrease libido



Types of Celiac Disease
Celiac disease has now been categorized into 4 main classes according to the NIH consensus conference.
1. Classical celiac disease includes those symptoms commonly associated with the disease in the past, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, and weight loss. 
2. Celiac disease with atypical symptoms includes those extra intestinal symptoms of osteoporosis, neurological involvement, and little or no abdominal symptoms. 
3. Silent celiac disease includes those individuals who are asymptomatic yet have both positive serology and biopsy.
4. Latent celiac disease includes positive serology and negative biopsy, but may later present with positive symptoms or intestinal changes.



Treatment of Celiac Disease
Avoidance of food products that contain gluten was the key to treating celiac disease. Now you can take all the foods whatever you wish, as the disease can be cured by homeopathic medicine now. Appropriate treatment leads to resolution of symptoms for most people who suffer from celiac disease.