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is celiac disease serious?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work
Answered on Nov 4, 2018

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