On May 27, the National Day of Celiaco is celebrated in our country, a day with which the Federation of Spanish Associations – FACE – aims to give visibility to a disease that, according to the entity, affects 1 in 100 people on the planet, which makes it the most prevalent genetic condition in the Western world.
According to Associació Celíacs de Catalunya, the celiac It's a Systemic disorderwhich can manifest at any age, of autoimmune base and of a permanent character, which develops in individuals genetically predisposedinduced by gluten intake, a protein found in cereals such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, kamut® and triticale, and that causes a atrophy of the hair of the small intestinewhich affects the ability to absorb nutrients from food.
The celiac. Its varied symptomatology makes premature diagnosis difficult
La celiac has a symptomatology of the most diverse (loss of weight, in some children may be delayed in growth, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention, ferropenic anemia, alterations of character or even infertility), and may not even present any symptoms, hence the difficulty of diagnosis, which makes it possible more than 85% of celiac people They cannot be diagnosed throughout their lives, and those who are can pass a hard and anguishful process that can lengthen an average of 7 years.
A rapid and safe diagnosis becomes sometimes vital to the celiacsince today the only treatment to alleviate the effects of celiac is to maintain a strict gluten-free diet for life, so the patient gradually gets the total repair of the intestinal lesion. That a celiac person is asymptomatic does not mean that gluten intake is not severely affecting your health, coming to cause in the most serious situations stomach cancer or lymphoma.
At present, progress is being made, and much, in an improvement in diagnosis of disease, although so far the only reliable test remains the biopsy of the intestine. It also helps to know the genetic background, or perform a test as simple as a serological analysis, which can give indications of a celiac.
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Celiac and non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. Variances and similarities
According to sources Associació Celíacs de Catalunya, the sensitivity to non-Celiac gluten is diagnosed in patients with evidence that the pathology they suffer is caused by gluten intake, but they have previously been ruled out to be celiac or to have gluten allergies.
Unlike the celiac person, the person sensitive to gluten presents negative susceptibility antibodies and markersand the duodenal biopsies performed have been negative or with minimal changes.
From a clinical point of view both conditions are not very different, although the symptoms of the person sensitive to gluten They're mostly Extradigital manifestations, such as behavioral alterations, bone and joint pain, weight loss, chronic fatigue or cramps, among others.
Diagnosis is confirmed when, once celiacchia and wheat allergy are discarded, an improvement is appreciated when making the gluten-free diet and relapse of the patient when gluten is reintroduced in its diet. The treatment is, therefore, and as in the celiac patient, diet without strict gluten throughout his life.
Reivindications of celiac on the National Day of Celiaquía
The Celiachia National Day presents the celiac a unique opportunity to claim, year after year, and through the entities that represent it, a series of measures to improve their quality of life and their environment.
La VAT reduction of gluten-free food products up to the super-reduced type of 4%, since there is no treatment for your cure, these are considered products of first need; or approval of economic aid and tax benefits for celiac people are two of the main demands of the collective.
But there is more, like greater control in the food security inspection, mainly regarding the composition, identification and labelling of gluten-free products; increase awareness campaigns targeting the restorative and hostel sector to introduce into their gluten-free menus; design campaigns aimed at the health sectorfor the improvement of the diagnosis of the disease, or to carry out the appropriate arrangements for the availability of schools, universities or hospitals in our country menus adapted to celiac people.
Celiachia, a disease that affects 1% of the world's population
On May 27, the National Day of Celiaco is celebrated in our country, a day with which the Federation of Spanish Associations – FACE – aims to give visibili
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