Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that results in inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine as a result of an allergy to gluten infection. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
Approximately 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease. A majority of these people are undiagnosed. The symptoms of this disease can vary from person to person. Celiac disease can be diagnosed with a blood test and/or biopsy of the small bowel.
Some of the most common symptoms include: