What Does Coeliac Mean?


1 Answers

Nisha Fernandes Profile
Nisha Fernandes answered
Coeliac can be defined as involving or relating to the abdominal cavity. It is derived from the Greek koilia meaning stomach or abdomen. It is most commonly used in reference to the coeliac disease. It is also called celiac disease. This disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel. It usually affects people of all ages after early infancy. Its symptoms range from fatigue, failure to thrive, fatigue, and diarrhoea. It is believed to affect one percent of the world's Caucasian populace. Although is significantly undetected things are changing for the better. Owing to regular health check ups and screening in recent times a greater proportion of diagnoses are being made.

The root cause of this disease is an abnormal reaction to gliadin a gluten protein that is present in wheat as well as other proteins belonging to the Triticeae tribe found in rye and barley. The disease is also known by several other names like endemic sprue, gluten intolerance, non-tropical sprue, and gluten eneteropathy.

Answer Question