Celiac disease is a very serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people, in which the ingestion of gluten damages the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye & barley. When ingested, the body mounts an immune response that has serious effects on the small intestine, more specifically the villi. Think of the villi as small fingers that help to not only move food through the intestine, but these villi also help absorb nutrients. People who suffer from Celiac disease can experience a very long list of symptoms such as:
- Weight loss
- Numbness & tingling in extremities
- Joint pain
- And many more
Celiac disease can develop at any age after eating foods or taking medications that have gluten present in them. Celiac disease can also lead to other serious health problems if not diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, celiac disease is not curable, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your days being miserable either. A simple change in your diet can have profound effects on your health & well being while also improving your symptoms. The only known “cure” for celiac disease is a strict no-gluten diet. Although it may take months to fully bounce back and feel healthy again after going gluten-free, most people will notice a decrease in the severity of symptoms rather quickly.
Celiac disease has four different stages with each stage being progressively worse than the last, but we’re going to keep this article simple since we don’t want to put you to sleep.
Stage 1: refers to normal tissue, while…..
Stage 4: called hypoplasia(which means inadequate or below-normal) of the small bowel structure.
Celiac disease affects 1% of healthy, average Americans. That means at least 3 million people in our country are living with celiac disease—97% of them are undiagnosed. People recently diagnosed with celiac disease however are commonly deficient in fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, as well as in calories and protein. Deficiencies in copper and vitamin B6 are also possible, but less common.
So how does Elevation Hydration fit into the mix? Even if you were to go on a strict gluten-free diet today, there is still damage to those ever-important villi which are going to take time to heal. During the healing phase, your gut still isn’t going to properly absorb the nutrients you need to feel and function at an optimal level. This is where the benefits of IV hydration really come into play. Since we’re bypassing the gut entirely and dropping these crucial micronutrients directly into the blood stream (which is where they need to end up anyway), we can help boost those micronutrient levels to help restore energy, help you sleep better, decrease brain fog, and support a multitude of different enzymatic functions in the body. Simply put, you will feel better! We carry almost ALL of the most common vitamin & mineral deficiencies that a celiac patient would need.