Arthritis is a medical disease or condition that literally means joint inflammation. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that is evidenced and usually accompanied by pain, stiffness, swelling, restriction of motion and changes in structure.
Arthritis is not just one disease. Arthritis is a complex affliction that involves over 100 separate disorders and can develop at any age of life. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Celiac disease is one of the many forms of arthritis. It is a digestive condition that is brought on by eating the protein gluten that is found in foods like rye, wheat or barley. When you eat foods with gluten, an immune reaction is triggered in your small intestine. This results in damage to the surface of your small intestine. Also, you are not able to absorb certain nutrients.
Over 2 million people have celiac disease in the United States. This means that 1 in 133 people have this disease.
Celiac disease can develop at any age from infancy to old age. Celiac disease is most common in Caucasians and people of European descent. Women are affected by this disease more than men.
Celiac disease is also known by other names. It is also called gluten-sensitivity enteropathy, celiac sprue and nontropical sprue.
As mentioned earlier, celiac disease is caused by an immune reaction to the protein gluten in your small intestine. However, no one knows why gluten causes this immune reaction in certain people. Researchers believe it may have to do with heredity or genetics.
You may not have any signs and symptoms with celiac disease. Or, you may have a wide range of symptoms. Celiac disease affects people in different ways. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may have are:
- Unintended weight loss
- Joint or bone pain
- Osteoporosis or bone loss
- Chronic diarrhea
- Anxiety or depression
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Canker sores inside of your mouth
- A tingling numbness in your feet and hands.
You or a loved one may have celiac disease. This disease and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be why you are disabled and in need of help.
Are you or your loved one thinking about applying for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by celiac disease and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with this disorder? Have you done this already and been denied?
If you or your loved one is going to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer.