This disease is an autoimmune disorder. It triggers off a horde of nasty symptoms in the body. The unpleasant trigger that is part and parcel of the reactions to the celiac disease is in reaction to the consumption of gluten, a source found in mostly processed foodstuffs. Symptoms can negatively impact on the human body in various ways and to various degrees, even as a mild reaction. It is generally the life and times of any poor person suffering from the celiac disease.
This is what happens inside of the bodies of those afflicted with this disease. The human body’s autoimmune system detects a chain of peptides in gluten and marks it as a foreign object. It then proceeds to attack it. This attack has a negative effect on the villi. This is a series of small projections that line the small intestine. These projections are responsible for the body’s ability to absorb its nutrients.
That being said, any negative affect arising is passed on negatively to the body’s ability to absorb its nutrients, thus damaging its overall health. Damage to the villi and the body’s subsequent inability to absorb its nutrients sufficiently could lead to malnutrition. Readers here, whether afflicted with the disease or not (it may still have to be properly diagnosed) can already relate to any number of the typical symptoms of excess gluten consumption or gluten intolerance.
Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea and gas. Due to prolonged inflammation of the intestines, tiredness could occur. During this inflammation, certain chemicals in the body are being released and this brings on the lethargy. Due to the potential for malnutrition and the body’s inability to absorb calories and necessary fats, weight loss is yet another symptom of the celiac disease. Gas and bloating occur due to bacteria digesting unabsorbed nutrients.
And due to this lack of absorption, fats are broken down by bacteria to form fatty acids. This breakdown could lead to diarrhea. Any person suffering from the disease will always experience slow recovery rates after any form of physical exertion. This is due to the body’s exertions on inflammations of the intestine.