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Celiac disease for kids

a story for kids to explain celiac disease

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Celiac disease for kids

  1. 1. Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  2. 2. ‫س‬ Have you ever heard about celiac disease? Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  3. 3. No, what is celiac disease? Please tell me Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  4. 4. Come on, let’s take the correct information from consultant Suad AlFuraih Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  5. 5. Hello and welcome, I’ll tell you what is celiac disease Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  6. 6. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder causes an immune reaction that damages the intestines in patients suffering from the disease. (DoctorMDx, 2013) It is a genetic environmental disease; it can run in families and will be triggered by environmental cause such as emotional or physical trauma. Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  7. 7. And what are the symptoms of celiac disease ? Alright I’ll tell you Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  8. 8. Symptoms of the disease may vary from patient to patient from upset stomach and diarrhoea, and other autoimmune disorders while other patients may experience no symptoms at all; Symptoms can include: anaemia malnutrition and fatigue weakening bones and teeth mouth sores skin rashes irritability and joint pain Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  9. 9. And what should we do if we had these symptoms? We have to visit a GI specialist Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  10. 10. Hello doctor, can you tell us how to detect celiac disease Of course, but first let’s discover the digestive system Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  11. 11. Look, this is a human’s digestive system Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  12. 12. And how can we detect the disease? When the doctor notices that the patient has some symptoms he asks for a blood test and if the patient has the anti-bodies in his blood the doctor performs an endoscopy to assure the diagnosis Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  13. 13. And what happens after the diagnosis ? Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  14. 14. After being diagnosed, the patient must be on a strict gluten free diet for life, because gluten destroys his villis, which can lead to other dangerous diseases, and it could cause loss of concentration and fatigue Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  15. 15. Can you tell us about the foods that contain gluten? Consultant Suad can tell you more about the allowed and prohibited food because she has done a lot of researches Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  16. 16. Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  17. 17. Please avoid them and other gluten containing food, consult your dietician and keep visiting your doctor on regular basis Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  18. 18. I wish that you benefited from the information Yes we did Thank you You are welcome Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved
  19. 19. Translated by: Shemoukh Alfailakawi Designed by: Lolwa Alsakhi Edited by : consultant Suad AlFuraih Copyright © 2014 Author: Suad AlFuraih All rights reserved

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