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Coeliac Disease

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St Catherine's School

on 12 August 2010

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Transcript of Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease symptoms of coeliac disease

aneamia
bloating
flatulence
diarrhoea
constipation
fatigue
weakness
lethargy
nausea
vomiting
stomach cramps
weightloss
weightgain

bulky foul smelling poo
delayed growth or puberty
tiredness
irritability
genetic disposition

people are born with a genetic predisposition to develop coeliac disease. They inherit a particular genetic make up with the genes DQ2 and DQ8. They are identified as the coeliac genes. Coeliac disease affects Causacians and West Asians. It is uncommon in the oriental asian and full blood Australian Aboriginal population. A first degree relative of a person with coeliac disease has about a 10% chance of also having the condition. cause
in people that have Coeliac disease,
the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten
causing small bowel inflammation and damage. all of these foods have
gluten in them. A coeliac has to have a gluten free version of them. the main prevention of Coeliac disease is staying on a strict no-gluten diet. There is no medication or immunisations against Coeliac disease. prevention statistics

Coeliac disease affects one in every 100 people in Australia, but 75% don't know they have it. 1 in every 133 Americans (about 3 million) have Coeliac disease. treatment

The only treatment is a gluten-free diet. This diet stops the symptoms and starts healing the intestines. If you arent on a gluten free diet the lining of the small intestine gets damaged. Consequences

The short and long term consequences of CD is that you can't eat gluten, which is in bread, cakes, pasta, rye, barley and wheat. Without treatment, people with CD can develop osteoporosis, anaemia and cancer. CD can also lead to infertility, miscarriage, poor nutrition, depression and dental enamel effects. Coeliac disease (sometimes refered to as CD) is an auto immune disease. That means that the body mistakenly produces antibodies that attack its own tissues. some foods that you can get a gluten free version of wheat which has gluten in it some foods that have gluten in it wheat
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