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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Celiac DiseaseAffects on the Digestive SystemBy: Mackenzie O'Connell Symptoms: There are around 300 possible symptoms. Some may be...*Failure to gain weight & no appetite*Swollen stomach*Fatigue *Eczema *Anxiety * Failure to thrive as a child*Vomiting after eating*Moodiness *Diarrhea Adults who develop later in life:*joint Pain*anxiety*Celiac Diease is genetic*Can develop at any point in life More common toward females Affected System: Celiac Disease damages the villi within your Small Intestine.Your Small Intestine is apart of your body's Digestive System. The Villi with in you Small Intestine aids the Small Intestine by increasing the surface area the intestine has for absorbing nutrients.Your Small Intestine is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the food you consume. With Celiac Disease your body's immune system has an irregular reaction toward gluten which results in destroying your villi. Damaged villi results in your body not being able to absorb vitamins, minerals & nutrients. Without the lining of your Small Intestine your body will have an unhealthy future. Treatment: The only treatment of Celiac is that you must change your diet/food plan. You mustavoid wheats, barley, rye (anything with gluten)But if the disease is not detected oryou are unaware you may develop:*Diabetes *Anemia- deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood*Osteoporosis- bones loses tissue & become fragile*Lymphoma- cancer of lymph nodes*Intestinal Cancer*Neurological Complications-nerve damage*Bowel Cancer- cancer of the colon How is it detected?It can be brought to your attention from the symptoms.You will first take a blood test to see if certain antibodiesare in your blood. If the antibodies show in your blood test you are to take a biopsy. Your doctorwill take tissue from your Small Intestine & test it in a lab to check for villi.If small intestine is damaged the villi is able to grow back if you adjust diet. Prognosis & OutlookOverall, Celiac Diease will result with a food diet not including gluten. It may effect the physical & mental health for kids or those who are not treated or gotdiagnosed later in life. If not diagnosed or you don't followdiet the list above applies. Life Threatening?Can only be a threat if nottreated or delayed diagnosis Autoimmune Disease- Immune system attack healthy body cellsCan Cause abnormal organ growth & changes in organ function "What Is Celiac Disease? - Celiac Disease Foundation." Celiac Disease Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2014."Gluten Introduction and Development of Celiac Disease - Celiac Disease Foundation." Celiac Disease Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014."Celiac Disease - Sprue: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.Gentile, Christina. "National Foundation for Celiac Disease Awareness."Celiac Disease and Mental Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2014."Massachusetts General Hospital | MassGeneral Hospital for Children."Center for Celiac Research: Celiac Disease FAQ. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
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