Celiac is he who suffers the disease celiac or celiac disease . People with this suffering they have one permanent gluten intolerance (set of proteins found in the wheat , the oats , the barley and the rye ).
Celiacs, therefore, cannot ingest these cereals nor any food derived from them. In case of consuming this type of products, a intestinal mucosa lesion and the villi of the small intestine atrophy, altering the absorption of the nutrients of food.
Celiac disease is considered as a autoimmune condition . The celiac defense system recognizes gluten as a threat to the body and produces antibodies against it. These defensive antibodies are what cause intestinal damage and atrophy of your mucosa that leads to problems absorbing nutrients.
Experts believe that celiacs have a genetic predisposition to suffer from disorder . Symptoms include childhood growth retardation, fatigue, chronic diarrhea and skin rashes, although any of these symptoms may be absent, appear frequently, or be associated with another disease.
There is no way to cure celiac disease, but the only possible treatment is to carry a gluten-free diet for life . Once the person receives the diagnosis correct and start this diet, damaged intestinal villi begin to regenerate.
Before starting a gluten-free diet, doctors recommend conducting a intestinal biopsy to confirm the intolerance to it, which is observed through the alteration of the intestinal mucosa.
Although the life of a celiac person is not exactly simple, those who suffer from this disease from an early age do not have in their memory the flavors of foods you should not try; This does not compensate them for the problems they have to cope with, but it certainly eases their load a bit.
Herpetiformis dermatitis is a skin rash that causes intense itching and consists of blisters and bumps. It is a chronic problem, which usually appears for the first time after 20 years of age, although it also affects some children. This disorder is noticed in men and women in equal proportion.
With regard to its causes, there is no specific documentation, although usually dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with celiac disease (the special sensitivity that the small intestine presents to gluten).
Some of the symptom Most common of this disorder are the following:
* ampoules of different characteristics but all very itchy (which cause intense itching). They usually appear mainly on the knees, buttocks, elbows and back;
* the shape and size of the rash is usually the same in all areas;
* if small occur injuries by scratching, these blisters leave permanent marks on the skin.
It is worth mentioning that these symptoms are usually intermittent, which makes it difficult to diagnose herpetiformis dermatitis: a rash can disappear without a trace between the moment we ask for a medical consultation and the day a specialist examines us.
For most cases there is an antibiotic that is very beneficial: dapsone. Similarly, doctors usually recommend a diet that excludes gluten, to have greater control over the disease; It is important to highlight that properly modifying the diet can prevent future disorders and avoid the need to consume medications.
Some doctors prescribe immunosuppressants to treat dermatitis herpetiformis, although their effects They are not always enough. If this disease is not treated correctly, there is a significant risk of bowel cancer. Thyroid gland diseases are also usually associated with this disorder.