Yesterday an article was published over at ABC News regarding Celiac Disease, where it was described as a disease that isn’t getting a lot of respect. Whether we are talking about media coverage, attention from doctors, or just general public awareness, it seems many people don’t understand the seriousness of this issue.
From the previously mentioned article over at ABC News:
“The fact that we know the trigger is tremendous,” Fasano said. “Celiac disease is the only autoimmune disease for which we have a treatment.”
“If you have a condition that you don’t die from, but it affects this part of your life so much, then it is important: You don’t want to travel, you don’t to go out with your friends, you don’t want to go off to college,” Fasano said.
“It deserves all the respect that we give to the other diseases that we spend so much time and money on,” he said.
It seems when most people hear the word disease, they instantly associate it with death, and the first thing they ask is “Can you die from Celiac Disease?” It seems the answer is technically no, but untreated Celiac Disease can in fact cause other problems which may result in death. That is why it is so important that we continue to work together to increase awareness and ensure that people are getting the treatment their body needs.