Celiac disease is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders in the world. More Americans are living with celiac disease than with any of these chronic illnesses – Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s disease, cystic fibrosis, lupus, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis.
That being said, it is still taking most people 5 to 10 years to be diagnosed. There is still a lot of work to be done to educate the public and the doctors on this disease which continues to grow at an alarmingly rate. Raising awareness is as easy as talking to a few people about your Celiac experience.It has been my experience over the last 12 years, that most people are unaware that Celiac Disease can have so many systemic complications such as; bone & skin disorders, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, along with the basic gastrointestinal symptoms which is why I feel it is so commonly misdiagnosed.
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