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Bloating And Digestive Diseases

Digestive Diseases

There are many people who experience digestive diseases due to different causes. There are many reasons why one’s digestive system acquires these diseases. But the important thing to consider is how keep the digestive system healthy so it can perform its functions well.

The many types of digestive system diseases can affect parts of the digestive system and disrupt the proper way of breaking down the food you eat. When this happens, the nutrients in those foods will not be used up properly. Not only that, when your digestive system is experiencing any disease it will also affect other parts of your body and it will affect how you perform your daily tasks. There will be a lot of discomforts that can spring from these diseases.

Celiac Disease

One of the digestive diseases is celiac disease which refers to the state of intolerance in digesting gluten. Gluten can be found in the food that you eat. This is type of protein that is good for the body and they are found in food like wheat, barley, and other types of grains.

When a person has celiac disease, this could mean that the intestines are already damaged because of gluten and this will eventually destroy your gut. This disease is considered as an autoimmune disease as well. Intolerance to gluten is affecting the small intestines where absorption of nutrients takes place. This disease is not easily pinpointed since those having problems with their digestion would just think of different causes like allergies of foods that they eat.

Bloating

The primary cause of celiac disease is said to be bloating. Bloating refers to that condition where one has his stomach swelling which increases the diameter of the stomach or abdominal region. This happens to people mainly because of the fluids and food that one takes into the stomach. These foods are with a high quantity of gas which causes the bloating.

Bloating and celiac disease happens due to the poor eating habits of the person.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease Bloating

Since it is not easy to detect celiac disease bloating right away, it helps to know the symptoms of this disease. It is ideal determine if you have this type of digestive disease as soon as possible to avoid the risk of malnutrition.

The common symptoms include weight loss, always feeling great hunger, fatigue, bloated abdomen, chronic diarrhea, constipation, depression, migraines, rheumatoid conditions, irritability, and even infertility.

People who have celiac disease will experience a decreased absorption of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Among these nutrients, fats are hard to absorb and this causes gastrointestinal symptoms. These symptoms include flatulence of foul odor and some noticeable fats in the feces. Those fats that are not absorbed are turned into fat acids which eventually produce water. The water from these fat acids causes diarrhea.

It is also reported that lactose intolerance can also be a sign that you are suffering from celiac disease or malabsorption.

Malnutrition can also show the symptoms of fluid retention, damage of the nerves, and being prone to getting bruised easily.

Once you notice these symptoms happening to you, pay your doctor a visit and have yourself checked for celiac disease.

By Greggy Rick Go, published at 01/10/2012
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