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what is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms?how is it diagnosed?

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Reaction to gluten: Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. Symptoms include diarrhea (or even constipation) and bloating. Blood test can look for special antibodies and biopsy can confirm.
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