Celiac disease is one of those conditions which are largely misunderstood but have very real implications for the sufferer. If you are one of the many Californians who have had their condition dismissed by friends or family, Dr. Yamini is here to affirm that you are not alone. In fact, not only is celiac disease a genuine condition that affects both adults and children, there are additional complications other than being sensitive to gluten.
Children suffering from celiac disease may experience nutritional, growth and developmental issues. These additional impacts are directly related to what is known as malabsorption, which occurs when the body is not able to correctly absorb the nutrients that it needs. In the case of celiac disease, malabsorption usually occurs as a result of damage to the lining of the small intestine.
What are the Symptoms and Causes of Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease can present a large number of symptoms. The most common symptoms of celiac disease are fatigue, weight loss and vomiting. It is important to note that many symptoms are not directly related to the digestive system and may include anemia, loss of bone density and loss of dental enamel. There is no cure for celiac disease. However, the condition can be controlled and treated by a gastroenterologist such as Dr. David Yamini.
Dr. Yamini can provide you with an expert consultation on controlling your celiac disease through improved diet. He can also provide treatment for related conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. It is important to manage celiac disease in children, especially, as there are many potential implications for overall health and wellness.
If you suspect that you or your child may have celiac disease, reach out to the team of Dr. David Yamini in California today.