What is celiac Disease?
In people with celiac disease, gluten sets off an autoimmune reaction in the small intestine. The complex proteins found in wheat, rye and barley trigger the immune system of a person with celiac disease to attack the person’s small intestine. Left undiagnosed and untreated, celiac disease can lead to the development of other autoimmune disorders, as well as osteoporosis, infertility and neurological conditions and, in rare cases, cancer.What is gluten sensitivity?
Unlike celiac disease, gluten sensitivity is not associated with these serious conditions.
Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include abdominal pain similar to irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, headaches, "foggy mind" or tingling of the extremities.
Where can I get support?
We have a group that meets on campus. Please contact Daniella Pavone through: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on facebook: live free santa barbara.WebMD - Gluten sensitivity slide showCeliac Disease Foundation WebsiteDaily Strength - Celiac Disease Support Group