Do you get an upset stomach whenever you eat bread, pasta, or any wheat-based food product? Then you may be suffering from Celiac disease.
RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides diagnostics and therapy plans for people with autoimmune conditions like celiac disease. We offer our help to Celiac disease sufferers by offering therapy and management plans to ease the symptoms and to improve their quality of life.
A Digestive and Autoimmune Disorder
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive tract. People with Celiac disease are very sensitive to gluten, which is a type of protein that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough and other products made of cereal grains. Cereal grains include wheat, barley, and rye.
Celiac disease causes inflammation in the small intestines, which over time, damages the lining. This may prevent the absorption of nutrients and cause nutritional deficiencies.
Symptoms of Celiac disease may include:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Gas and flatulence
- Swollen ankles
- Skin rashes
- Vitamin K deficiency
- Excessive bruising and bleeding
- Growth problems in children
Diagnosing the Symptoms
RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides diagnostic help for Celiac disease sufferers. Using our autoimmune disease tests, we can identify what triggers inflammation and find out if you, indeed, have Celiac disease.
We endeavor to manage the symptoms by recommending dietary and lifestyle changes, which may include going on a gluten-free diet. Each one of our patients has unique needs, which is why we work hard to provide personalized medical care for each case.
If you suspect that you have Celiac disease, contact us today for help.