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celiac disease

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine because of a sensitivity to gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. This hereditary disorder interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.


Symptoms may include:

  • chronic diarrhea
  • weight loss
  • recurring abdominal pain
  • gas
  • pale, foul-smelling stool
  • unexplained anemia
  • muscle cramps
  • bone pain
  • pain in the joints
  • fatigue
  • painful skin rash


Causes may include:


Treatment may include:

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