Categorized: About Celiac Disease

What do you believe is the underlying cause of celiac disease?

There is no certainty, but the hygiene hypothesis is a prevalent belief: the reduced exposure to bacterial antigens during the first 18 months of life causes the immune system development to be skewed toward producing a response to subsequent antigens that leads to higher risk of allergic and autoimmune conditions.

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Why is it difficult to find a doctor who knows about celiac disease?

Most physicians learned during medical school that celiac disease was so rare they would never see a patient with symptoms in their entire medical career. He or she may have heard a 20-30 minute lecture about celiac disease during four years of classes. Many medical textbooks still contain outdated information. Additionally, celiac disease often presents… Read more »

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