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Difference Between Celiac and Gluten Intolerance

celiac vs gluten intolerance

Gluten intolerance, otherwhise known as gluten sensitivity, is a condition where people have an intolerance to gluten. It is a broad term that is used for all types of sensitivity or intolerance to gluten. Celiac disease is the first kind of gluten intolerance, which was diagnosed as early as the 1940s. Celiac disease is an inflammation of the upper part of the small intestines, which is mainly caused by gluten intolerance.

About 15 per cent of the people around the world suffer from gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity whereas only one percent of the people are known to be diagnosed with Celiac disease. But the real fact is that celiac disease is not that much diagnosed, which means that most of the people are unaware that they have celiac disease.

People having gluten intolerance and celiac disease have the same type of treatment as both are related to gluten. The best treatment that is available for both gluten intolerance and celiac disease is a diet that is free from gluten.
For persons who have celiac disease, eating more gluten can lead to anemia, intestinal damage, osteoporosis, gut leaky syndrome, malnutrition, miscarriage, infertility, depression and even certain types of cancer. In children, if celiac disease is not diagnosed eary, it could lead to behavioral problems, short stature and improper development.
Some of the symptoms associated with celiac disease include diarrhea, abdominal bloating, vomiting, pale stools, abdominal pain, constipation, anemia, anxiety, joint pain, tingling, extreme fatigue, sores in mouth, itchy skin and irregular periods. In the case of gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, the symptoms are the same.
Summary

1. Gluten intolerance is a broad term that is used for all types of sensitivity or intolerance to gluten. Celiac disease is an inflammation of the upper part of the small intestines, which is mainly caused by gluten intolerance.
2. Celiac disease is the first kind of gluten intolerance, which was diagnosed as early as the 1940s.
3. People having gluten intolerance and celiac disease have the same type of treatment as both are related to gluten and the best treatment available is a diet free from gluten.
4. About 15 per cent of the people around the world suffer from gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity, whereas only one percent of the people are known to be diagnosed with Celiac disease.
5. Celiac disease is most of the time not diagnosed, which means that most of the people are unaware that they have celiac disease.


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