Celiac

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. When people with celiac disease eat gluten(a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine.

These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body.

It estimated that  there are 700,000 people who have celiac disease in Turkey.  Unfortunatelly most of them are not awared of their disase.