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08-01-05, 12:19 AM
News Released: June 28, 2005
"What on Earth is a Celiac?"

(PRLEAP.COM) Celiac Disease, also known as Celiac Sprue, is a genetically-linked autoimmune disease in which the absorbing surface of the small intestine is damaged by gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes even oats. Once thought to be very rare, (approximately 1 in 4700 people in the USA are diagnosed Celiacs) recent medical research indicates that this figure is extraordinarily inaccurate. It is now known that 1 in 133 folks in this country are probably Celiacs….going undiagnosed….and suffering needlessly for many years!

Celiac Disease is frequently misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, proctitis) pancreatitis, and even gall bladder disease, to name but a few.

In Celiac Disease, nutrients pass through the damaged small intestine, unabsorbed, often creating a host of sometimes devastating health problems. Some medical conditions and diseases that have been associated with Celiac Disease are: iron defeciency anemia, osteoporosis, gum problems, skin problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, and infertility.

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