Celiac disease (CD) is a lifelong intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat (gehu), oats, barley (Jau) and rye. Gluten damages the lining of the intestine, which can cause malabsorption and a variety of symptoms.
Symptoms include chronic diarrhea or constipation, bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, anemia, inability to gain weight and height. The diagnosis is made using a blood test and endoscopy. The incidence rate is on the rise in Indian population.