It is an autoimmune disorder to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
Celiac diseases is also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy
When someone with celiac disease eats something which contain gluten, their body overreacts to the protein and damages their villi, small finger-like projections found along the wall of their small intestine.
With time, the autoimmune reaction creates inflammation that damages the small intestine's lining, leading to serious medical complications. It also prevents absorption of some nutrients (malabsorption). When your villi are injured, your small intestine can’t properly absorb nutrients from food. Eventually, this can lead to weakness or malnourishment, as well as loss of bone density, miscarriage, infertility or even neurological diseases or certain cancers.
The classic symptom is diarrhea. Other symptoms include bloating, wind, fatigue, low blood count (anemia) and osteoporosis. Many people even have no symptoms.
The base of treatment is a strict gluten-free diet that can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing.
Celiac disease is not the same thing as gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity. People with gluten intolerance may have some of the same symptoms. But they don’t show an immune response or damage to the small intestine.
The signs and symptoms of celiac disease can vary from person to person and differ in children and adults. Digestive signs and symptoms for adults include:
Nervous system damage, including numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, possible problems with balance, and cognitive impairment
Reduced functioning of the spleen (hyposplenism)
Children with celiac disease are more likely than adults to have digestive problems, including:
Nausea and vomiting
Pale, foul-smelling stools
The inability to absorb nutrients might result in:
Failure to thrive for infants
Damage to tooth enamel
Neurological symptoms, including attention-deficit, learning disabilities, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), headaches, lack of muscle coordination and seizures
Gluten intolerance can cause this itchy, blistering skin disease. The rash usually occurs on the knees, elbows, torso, scalp and buttocks.
Your genes when combined with gluten and other factors can contribute to celiac disease, but the precise cause isn't known. Infant-feeding practices, gastrointestinal infections and gut bacteria might contribute, as well. Sometimes celiac disease becomes active after surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection or severe emotional stress.
When the body's immune system overreacts to gluten in food, the reaction damages the tiny, hairlike projections (villi) that line the small intestine. Villi absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the food you eat. If your villi are damaged, you can't get enough nutrients, no matter how much you eat.
Celiac disease tends to be more common in people who have:
A family member with celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis
Type 1 diabetes
Down syndrome or Turner syndrome
Autoimmune thyroid disease
Microscopic colitis (lymphocytic or collagenous colitis)
Ayurvedic treatment by CAC
According to Ayurvedic point of view “coeliac disease” is known as “Grahani” that causes imbalance in the agni. Mainly pitta, kapha, & vata dosha is involved in this disease. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre introduces “Coeliac care pack” for the treatment of this disease from root cause. This pack contains five ayurvedic medicines that are given below:
All products description in detail:
1. Noni Capsule:
Noni capsules are pure ayurvedic formula containing standardized extract of herb Noni (Morinda citrifolia). This capsule shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The use of these capsules gives effective result in weight loss, fatigue, bloating, damage in the nerves, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
2. Sheetdhara Syrup:
Sheetdhara syrup is an ayurvedic formula prepared from peppermint, mushak kapoor, & ajwain satv. This herbal syrup deals with the pain in abdomen, loss of appetite, flatulence, bloating, indigestion, & improves overall digestion. The use of this herbal syrup gives effective results in coeliac disease.
Recommended dosage: Take 30 ml in half cup of water twice daily on an empty stomach.
3. Curcumin Capsule:
Curcumin capsule is prepared from the herb turmeric. The herb turmeric (Curcuma longa) contains the active compound curcumin that shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, & immuno-modulator properties. These properties deal with the pain in abdomen, loss of appetite, indigestion, & improve overall digestion. It helps in building up the immunity of the small intestine to deal with the coeliac condition.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
4. Triphala Syrup:
Triphala syrup is a pure ayurvedic formulation containing extracts of three herbs Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), & Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). This herbal syrup deal with bloating, loss of appetite, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, etc. The use of this herbal syrup helps in improving overall metabolism of the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily before meals.
5. Kutazghan vati:
Kutazghan vati is pure ayurvedic classical tablets prepared from ingredients such as Kutaza bark & ativisha. These ayurvedic tablets show properties such as anti-dysentric, anti-diarrheal, anti-amoebic, & haemostatic properties. The use of this herbal tablet deal with the signs & symptoms associated with the coeliac disease such as diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
6. Panchsakar churna:
It is a herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It mainly works on your Vata and pitta dosha of your body. It can cure Chronic Constipation and help relieve symptoms of Acidity, indigestion, Belching and colic pain. It acts as a mild Laxative and reduces Bloating. It works very efficiently on a disease named IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) which is very common nowadays that affects your day to day activities. CAC Panchsakar churna is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from various herbs like Haritaki, Shunthi, Swaran Patri, Shatapushpa, and Saindhav Lavan that show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and laxative properties.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tsp twice daily with normal water.
7. Triphala Tablet:
It is (3 fruits) tablet is a herbo mineral of size 650 mg and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. It is a polyherbal formulation comprising of three ingredients. Each fruit is thaught to positively impact the body’s three doshas. Triphala Tablet has been used in ayurvedic medicine since ages. It is thought to support bowel health and aid digestion. As an antioxidant, it is used to detoxify the body and support the immune system. It is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral abilities. It is prescribed for a wide range of ailments like promoting oral health, treating fatigue and gastric distress, pneumonia, constipation, vaginal infections and most importantly boost the immune system. It contains ingredients Haritaki, Bhibhitaki, Amla, Pippali .
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
Diet to eat
Gluten free and nutritious diet should be taken.
Calcium-rich foods include milk, yogurt, cheese, fish, broccoli, collard green, almonds, calcium-rich juices, and amaranth.
Iron-rich foods include meat, fish, chicken, beans, nuts, nuts, eggs and amaranth.
Foods rich in vitamin B include eggs, milk, meat, orange juice, beans, nuts, nuts and whole grains without gluten.
Foods rich in vitamin D include vitamin D potency milk and yogurt, egg yolk and fish.
Fiber-rich foods include vegetables, fruits, legumes, amaranth, millet, kuttu and jowar.
Vitamin K deficiency is more likely to occur in patients suffering from celiac disease. Spinach, broccoli, asparagus, hyacinth, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, beans, olives, canola, soybeans, meats, oatmeal, and dairy products are all enriched with vitamin K. Among gluten free items are rice, soy, maize, potatoes and legumes etc.
Keep them off
Grains that contain gluten such as barley, millet, triticale, various types of wheat, etc.
Diets made of the above mentioned cereals such as pasta, oatmeal, bread, pizza, crackers, cookies and cakes should also not be taken.
Do not take oats. Some patients with celiac disease can tolerate oats in the diet, but oats have not been found to be safe when taken for a long time in patients with celiac disease.
Yoga and exercise
Exercise helps in the excretion of endorphins, which are helpful in generating positive experiences in your body and reduce pain sensation. Any kind of sluggish exercise like running, dancing, biking, swimming and walking can be done.
Among the beneficial yogas in self-immune diseases are:
Contact a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms: