First Thing First
Celiac Disease- When the body consumes foods
that contain gluten the immune system attacks
the villi on the lining of the small intestine. This
damages the lining of the small intestine.
Gluten can be wheat, barley, rye, oats etc...
Many food like breads and cakes contain gluten
There is currently over three hundred different
symptoms and other disease caused by Celiac
There are different symptom's for different ages.
In fact a person doesn’t have to be born with
symptoms it can start to show at any age.
Usually stress triggers the Celiac disorder and its
symptoms in older ages.
Bloating or Gas
Diarrhea / Constipation
Itchy Skin Rash
Poor Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Symptoms will start as soon as child is exposed
to solid foods like baby cereals that contain
Stop gaining weight at a healthy regular pace
Skin rashes around elbows, stomach, buttocks, and
Diarrhea for a constant period of time
Vomiting or feeling nausea
Puberty can be delayed
Weight loss or weight gain
What Can Celiac Causes
Celiac Can cause a number off different Diseases like:
Cancer like stomach cancer
Call bladder disease
Ataxia- inability to coordinate movement and balance
Irritable bowel syndrome
There isn't much treatment for Celiac Disease itself. The
main treatment is to stay on a gluten free diet. More and
more stores like ShopRite are starting to sell gluten free
foods. There is either an aisle or two dedicated for
gluten free foods or there are labels under the gluten
free food that are purple and say gluten free.
I was diagnosed when I was fourteen years old. I took a blood test
for joint pains and the doctor had asked us to come in the office.
When me and my parents arrived the doctor started to explained to
us that I may have celiac and that I should go for a biopsy. I then
went to a hospital to get the biopsy done. It came back positive for
celiac. That know explained why I was always extremely tired, why
I was nearly always annoyed, irritated, and bothered. I am usually
nauseous after eating gluten. I have and an iron deficiency since I
am eleven years old. I am approximately fifteen pounds over
weight. Which I don’t think is that bad. I have been wearing glasses
since I am five. I know that drinking Arizona and Brisk are the
worst drinks for me to drink, but sadly they were also my favorite. I
am seventeen know. I try to eat gluten free as much as possible. I
stopped wondering why me when I was about fifteen and a half. I
realized that celiac is something I have to live with so why not
embrace it? I don’t let it get to me or bring me down because I
know that things can be worse then what they are. I can only
educate myself now and that’s why I made this PowerPoint. I also
made this PowerPoint to educate others. SAVE A LIFE!
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