Tid-Bit Tuesday: Gluten-Free/Celiac Disease
As I finished out my collegiate career at Eastern Illinois University, I visited a local doctor that noticed I had symptoms similar to Celiac Disease. I chose to follow this expert's advice and get tested for celiac disease, it turns out she was right, and my health has been great ever since.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine. The disease is triggered by eating foods containing gluten. The disease can cause long-lasting digestive problems and keep your body from getting all the nutrients it needs.
Treatments: Gluten-free diet
A gluten-free diet is much easier to follow out and about now compared to 2010. It became a fad diet at one point which helped aid many people like myself.
Personally, I am so thankful that I went to this local doctor that was able to help figure out what was wrong with me. I know just like others that it isn't always the easiest to ask for help, but it can be beneficial to get help from those around us with skillsets and knowledge other than our own.