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December 19, 2019

Celiac disease, also called gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an immune reaction to a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Eating gluten triggers a response in your small intestine. Over time, this reaction damages your intestine’s lining and prevents the absorption of some nutrients. In children, this can affect growth, apart from causing the symptoms seen in adults. There is no cure for this disease, but a gluten-free diet can help control the symptoms and promote intestinal healing.

The signs of celiac disease can vary greatly and, sometimes, can be different in children and adults. Some of those that affect digestive system are: diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and constipation. However, adults have also symptoms as anaemia, osteoporosis, skin rash, mouth ulcers, headaches or reduced functioning of the spleen. As for children, signs that have something to do with digestive problems are similar to those seen in adults, but they are prone to be very irritable, having damage in tooth enamel, short stature or a delayed puberty.


February 22, 2019 1

As it happens with the case of lactose intolerance, this can cause uncomfortable reactions after drinking alcohol. Alcohol intolerance is caused by a genetic condition in which the body cannot break down alcohol efficiently. The only way to prevent this is to not to consume alcohol. This type of intolerance is not a true allergy as such; it might also be the reaction to something in an alcoholic beverage. It can as well appear if alcohol is combined with certain medications. Symptoms can include: flushing, hives, worsening of asthma, runny or stuffy nose, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.


February 14, 2019

Celiac disease is a reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Eating gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine. Over time, this reaction damages the intestine and prevents absorption of some nutrients. There is no cure for this reaction. Following a gluten-free diet helps manage symptoms, that are different in children and adults. In children, they can be vomiting, diarrhoea, poor appetite, irritability or short stature. Adults can present symptoms like fatigue, diarrhoea and gas, abdominal pain, nausea, anaemia, skin rash, mouth ulcers, numbness in the feet and hand, etc.


February 6, 2019

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to the health because it is an important source of energy. Too much sugar in blood can lead to serious health problems. Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are chronic diseases, while prediabetes is potentially reversible.

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much the blood sugar is elevated. Some of these signs of chronic diabetes are increased thirst, extreme hunger, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, sores and infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections.


January 30, 2019

People with lactose intolerance cannot digest the sugar (lactose) in milk because they have symptoms after eating or drinking dairy products. This type of intolerance is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be very uncomfortable. This is the result of lacking lactase, which is produced in the small intestine and the symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after consuming dairy foods. These symptoms include diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal cramps, bloating and gas. However, most people with this problem can manage the condition without having to give up all dairy foods.


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