Celiac Disease Sign & Symptoms: Infographic
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease where the body is intolerant to gluten; a type of protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. If gluten is consumed by a person having Celiac Disease it destroys the villi of the small intestine. It is a chronic condition and can go undiagnosed. Since the villi of the small intestine are damaged there is a lack of vitamin and mineral absorption.