Often sidelined as the skin manifestation of celiac disease, Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is the source of much physical – and emotional – aggravation for the estimated 15-25% of celiacs who struggle with it. Debilitatingly itchy and like celiac disease, often misdiagnosed, visible red bumps and raw blisters exact an additional emotional toll. Social stigmatization / avoidance of situations where skin can be seen by others Read More
What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten.