Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body shows an unfavorable reaction to foods that contain gluten. Both genetic and environmental factors together play a role in this particular illness. It is also sometimes triggered by pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, or viral infection.
Some of the more general symptoms include anemia, damage to the nervous system, acid reflux, reduced functioning of the spleen, irregular periods in women, thinning hair, dull skin infertility or recurrent miscarriages. When someone with celiac disease consumes or uses something that contains gluten, their body overreacts to its ingredients.
Monitor the appearance, size, and number of stools.-rationale: a gluten-free diet should eliminate fat, bulky, foul-smelling stools in a child with celiac disease. this finding indicates that the disease is controlled and the child is using nutrients effectively. taking vital signs, measuring blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels, and measuring intake and output dont indicate the effectiveness of nutritional therapy.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: basic care and comfortcognitive level: analysisreference: hatfield, n. broadribbs introductory pediatric nursing, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2003, p. 261.