Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease Treatment Plan in Clarkston

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.  Two and ½ million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.

If you have Celiac disease, you may be suffering from painful bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and unexplained tiredness or weakness. This common and debilitating inflammatory disorder is triggered by wheat intake. Eating gluten, a staple of the American diet, leads to significant digestive problems, nutrient absorption issues, and high levels of systematic inflammation. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption.  When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body.

If left untreated, the consequences may be devastating—the disease could lead to other serious disorders, neurological problems, anemia, osteoporosis, mood disorders, multiple vitamin deficiencies, or even infertility.

At Forum Health Clarkston we can help give your body the best ability to improve absorption and teach in depth on diet and must avoids, how to avoid cross contamination of gluten, eating out and the importance of a strict gluten free diet.

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