Celiac disease

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and kamut. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten. They suffer damage to the mucosa of the small intestine when they consume gluten. People with celiac disease who regularly eat gluten damage their intestinal villi, which can cause various abdominal complaints. When the intestinal wall is severely damaged, it absorbs nutrients less effectively. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies and unwanted weight loss.


The symptoms of celiac disease can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include diarrhea, a bloated abdomen, constipation, abdominal pain, and sticky stool.



For celiac disease, a lifelong gluten-free diet is advised. This allows the symptoms to gradually disappear and the small intestine to heal. Due to reduced absorption caused by intestinal damage, there may be deficiencies, such as iron. These may need to be supplemented temporarily. A dietitian can also help adopt a complete nutritional pattern, where products containing gluten are replaced with gluten-free products, ensuring the diet remains nutritious.


Are you interested in a diet for celiac disease? We would be happy to guide you with tailored nutritional advice.

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