Celiac’s Disease.

I would like to bring to your attention another disorder which is greatly affected by our food intake (or could be avoided by avoiding certain foods).  Celiac’s disease is a disorder of immunological origin, an autoimmune disease ( meaning our defense mechanism composed of white blood cells attacking our healthy cells and tissues).

It’s a disease of the small intestine, caused by a reaction of a protein know as gluten, and found in wheat products.  When exposed to gluten, an enzyme in the small intestine transforms the protein, and as a result an immune reaction is triggered in the intestinal wall. An inflammatory reaction accompanied with pain, diarrhea, and malabsorption problems is then created.

Any thoughts about this disorder ? it affects about 1 out of 133 healthy people in the US, therefore prevalent in our society. 1 out of 133 is statistically very significant, don’t you think?

 

 

Dr. Zachary M. Lahlou

2 thoughts on “Celiac’s Disease.

  1. Pingback: Celiac’s Disease. | zacharylahlou

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s