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Celiac Disease and Barrett’s Esophagus, Avoid Wheat in Heart Burn

Avoid  Wheat in Barret Esophagus and Heart BurnAvoid Wheat if you have Barrett Esophagus.
In Barrett’s oesophagus, the cell lining of the lower end of oesophagus changes to the abnormal form. And it is considered a potential risk factor of oesophagal cancer. The exact cause of this condition is unknown but Gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD is considered as the main culprit in the pathology of Barrett's oesophagus.
Celiac disease is a disease that results from taking wheat and other similar products that contain a chemical substance known as gluten. Those individuals who are allergic to this gluten develop celiac disease. Therefore then should avoid wheat and other gluten-containing products such as barley and rye. Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is the main cause of getting Barrett oesophagus may result from insufficiency of the lower oesophagal sphincter, peptic ulcer disease, H-pylori induced peptic ulcer, and indigestion etc. The authors of a study published in a medical journal called Gastroenterol in 2009 said that gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease are not uncommon presentations of celiac disease. If a patient presents to you with peptic ulcer disease or Gerd in young age, especially in the first or second decade of life than it is extremely important that you should exclude Celiac disease. You must keep the celiac disease at the top of the list of differential diagnoses because Celiac disease may cause a peptic ulcer or GERD that may lead to the development of Barrett oesophagus latter.
Therefore, if you have symptoms of Heartburn, stomach pain, stomach distension, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss etc then also get yourself tested for celiac disease also. Right diagnosis at the right time is extremely necessary. Taking antacids and acid-suppressing medicines for a long duration have their own side effects. Because these medicines don’t treat the cause and stomach acid suppression is against the natural physiology and it may lead to a deficiency of certain important substances, minerals and vitamins eg., calcium, magnesium, iron and proteins.
Hence, to treat a disease, it is important to treat the cause. Many individual try to treat the symptoms at home and leave the cause astray. The cause of the celiac disease is gluten. So avoid gluten. Take a gluten-free diet. Avoid wheat, barley, rye and other gluten-containing products. You will see improvement within a couple of weeks. Your physician may prescribe you steroids to speed up the recovery. But the actual treatment is a gluten-free diet.
Celiac disease is one of the causes of peptic ulcer and GERD and these two conditions have a causal association with Barrett's oesophagus, hence, we can say that celiac disease may indirectly lead to the development of Barrett oesophagus and treatment of this condition is avoiding wheat and other gluten-containing products.


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