Who gets sprue/celiac disease?
Sprue/celiac disease Is an genetic disease found especially, but not exclusively in those of Northern European descent. Sprue/celiac disease Is the most common genetic disease in Europe.
What are the symptoms?
Many patients complain of abdominal bloating, nausea, diarrhea, and even constipation. additional can include weight loss, gas, bone pain,anemia, fatigue, and muscle pain.
How Is sprue/celiac disease diagnosed?
Physicians look for evidence of sprue/celiac disease using tests to check blood levels of certain antibodies. An endoscope is a small tube with a camera inside which Is inserted through the mouth and stomach that allows the physician to see the small intestine and obtain a biopsy sample.
Since sprue/celiac disease is a hereditary disease, it is typically recommended that first-degree relatives (parents,siblings, and children) be tested for the disease.