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CELIAC DISEASE

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WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?

Celiac disease is also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue. It is a digestive autoimmune disorder that affects small intestine. It can affect different organs along with organs of digestive system. In this disease, the body starts over-reacting towards a protein called gluten. Gluten is easily found in wheat, barley and rye. This leads to damage of small intestine. Diarrhea, bloating, gas, anemia and weight loss are some of the most common symptoms of celiac disease. When children are affected, their growth and development gets hampered as the nutrients from food don’t get absorbed properly.

However, there is no permanent cure of celiac disease but a gluten-free diet can help in management of symptoms and helps in intestinal healing.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CELIAC DISEASE?

The immune system of the body helps in protecting the body from the invasion of foreign micro-organisms. But in celiac disease, there gets abnormality in the functioning of the immune system. Gluten is a protein which is widely available in wheat, barley, etc. When it enters the body through food, the immune system considers it as a harmful agent. It starts attacking the lining of the small intestine. Villi are the small projections present on the lining of small intestine. They help in absorption of nutrients from food. When villi get damaged, the nutrients don’t get absorbed and this causes malnourishment.

RISK FACTORS OF CELIA DISEASE

Some of the factors which increase the risk of persons developing the disease are:

  • Having a close relative suffering from celiac disease
  • Suffering from diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Turner’s syndrome
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Collagenous colitis
  • Addison’s disease

SYMPTOMS OF CELIA DISEASE

The common signs and symptoms of celiac disease are:

  • Bloating
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Gas
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Decrease in body’s weight
  • Ulcers in mouth
  • Anemia
  • Inflammation of liver
  • Malnutrition
  • Stunted growth in children
  • Tingling sensation and numbness in legs
  • Muscle cramps
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headache
  • Injury to the nervous system
  • Decreased functioning of spleen
  • Pain in bones and joints

WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF CELIAC DISEASE?

The complications which are associated with celiac disease are:

  • Malnutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Short height
  • Less density of bones
  • Infertility
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Intolerance of lactose
  • Seizures
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Cancer

HOW CELIAC DISEASE IS DIAGNOSED?

The doctor will first ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will ask about his family history. He will make the patient do some of the following tests for the evaluation of the disease:

  • Serology testing
  • DNA testing
  • Endoscopy

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CELAIC DISEASE

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of Celiac disease:

1. Detox Premium Powder

These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parvalpishti, Shukta, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shvetparpati that gives calming effect on the stomach.

Shankh bhasma: This ayurvedic bhasma is prepared from conch shell. The bhasma shows antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antacid, digestive stimulant properties. The problems like indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc are easily treated with it.

Sutshekhar ras: It is an ayurvedic preparation that maintains pitta dosha in the body. This ras provides effective results in abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, fever, headache, epigastric tenderness, etc.

Parval pishti: This pishti is prepared from coral calcium processed in rose water. It provides effective results in acidity, burning sensation, headache, etc.

Shukta pishti: This pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body and removes all toxins from the body.

Giloy satv: Giloy satv possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, immunomodulator, etc properties. It eliminates the ama from body hence provide good results in acidity problem.

Kamdudha ras: This ras reduces heat, burning sensation, epigastrium tenderness, irritability, heartburn, and acidity.

Shwet parpati: It is also effective in acidity.

Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.

2. Triphala Guggulu

Triphala Guggulu Tablet (3 fruits) tablet is a herbo mineral of size 650 mg and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. It is a polyherbal formulation comprising of three ingredients.
Each fruit is thaught to positively impact the body’s three doshas. Triphala Guggulu Tablet has been used in ayurvedic medicine since ages. It is thought to support bowel health and aid digestion. As an antioxidant, it is used to detoxify the body and support the immune system. It is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral abilities. It is prescribed for a wide range of ailments like promoting oral health, treating fatigue and gastric distress, pneumonia, constipation, vaginal infections and most importantly boost the immune system.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Liver Care Tablet

Liver Care Tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care tablets help in balancing Pitta dosha. These tablets stimulate the growth of new liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

4. Digestion Support Tablet

This tablet is unique blend of best digestive herbs like kutaz chal, bilav, dhania, mustak, shankh bhasm, piper mint, and dadim that maintain natural Ph balance in the stomach and aid digestion of all types of food. The herbs present in this control acidity, gas, flatulence and constipation. These all complex problems are root cause of all diseases. If digestive system is proper it leads to proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

5. Pitta Balance Tablet

Pitta doshas is responsible for digestion, metabolism, blood quality, thirst, appetite, eyesight, skin color and quality, body temperature, and mental abilities of intelligence and courage. Pitta doshas is composed of a fire element that digests almost everything that a person eats or drink. The eaten food is transformed into energy for the body to use in various functions of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

6. Sheet Dhara Syrup

This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps.
Recommended Dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.