How do you know if you should follow a gluten-free diet?

OUR HEALTH ADVICE – Some celiac patients suffer for many years before putting a name on their disease.

In France, 7% of people say they are “gluten intolerant”. But only 1% actually suffer from celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune bowel disease caused by intolerance to gluten in certain grains (wheat, rye, barley, spelled) that appears in genetically predisposed individuals. To understand such a gap, it must undoubtedly be linked to the strong media coverage around the potential “toxicity” of gluten provided by food. It is therefore essential to know what we are talking about in order to understand why it is first essential to make the right diagnosis.

In toddlers, the diagnosis of celiac disease should be made when, a few weeks after the introduction of gluten (“flours”) in the diet, one notices apathy, loss of appetite, digestive disorders with a chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, intestinal bloating and, quite quickly, a break in the growth curve. It’s celiac disease

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