Recently I was diagnosed with celiac disease.
My physician sat across from me, told me that I'll have to forgo gluten for the rest of my life, then asked if I was OK.
Mostly I was trying to wrap my head around the disease. Here is a rundown of what it means for me in case this information is helpful to you.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac is a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. This makes it harder for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs and can lead to anemia and osteoporosis. It can also raise your risk of lymphoma.
Symptoms of celiac disease include: