Celiac Disease - Nutritional Considerations
Celiac disease is an immune disorder passed down through families.Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, or sometimes oats. It may also be found in some medicines. When a person with celiac disease eats or drinks anything containing gluten, the immune system responds by damaging the lining of the intestinal tract. This affects the body's ability to absorb nutrients.Carefully following a gluten-free diet helps prevent symptoms of the disease.