Coeliac Disease

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<p>Coeliac Disease is an <a href="Autoimmune disorder">autoimmune disorder</a> which tends to affect the <a href="Small intestine">small intestine</a> and the <a href="Villi">villi</a>. Coeliac disease isn't an intolerance to <a href="Gluten">gluten</a>, instead the <a href="Immune system">immune system</a> attacks substances within the gluten as it mistakes the substances as a threat.&#160;The attacks on gluten causes damage to the surface of the small intestine making the absorbing of nutrients less effective.&#160;Symptoms can include bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
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Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine, specifically the villi that consititute the intestinal lining. Coeliac disease isn't an intolerance to gluten, but rather a response by the immne system wherein substances found in gluten ate incorrectly percieved as a threat. The attacks on gluten cause inflammation of the intestinal tract and leads to decrease in the definition of the sturcture of the individual villi eventually merging. This decreases the surface area of the small intestine and deacreases the efficiency of absorption of nutrients which in turn leads to other health problems, associated with deficiencies, if left untreated.&nbsp;Symptoms can include bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
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Revision as of 09:14, 6 December 2017

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine, specifically the villi that consititute the intestinal lining. Coeliac disease isn't an intolerance to gluten, but rather a response by the immne system wherein substances found in gluten ate incorrectly percieved as a threat. The attacks on gluten cause inflammation of the intestinal tract and leads to decrease in the definition of the sturcture of the individual villi eventually merging. This decreases the surface area of the small intestine and deacreases the efficiency of absorption of nutrients which in turn leads to other health problems, associated with deficiencies, if left untreated. Symptoms can include bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

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