Share of Cost, Celiac Disease
An allergy to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, rye, and spelt, causes inflammation of the small intestine often with cramping and abdominal pain.
Symptoms also typically include diarrhea, extreme tiredness, and bloating.
Around 1 out of every 100 people globally are impacted by celiac disease. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and at risk of complications such as poor growth, malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.