What is sprue?

The disease Sprue (pronounced "Spruh") is a congenital disorder of the small intestine, which is also called celiac disease in the child. It is a gluten intolerance. Gluten is a component of cereals. The mucous membrane of the small intestine is attacked, making it difficult to ingest nutrients from the diet. Sprue is a chronic condition that can happen at any age. The function of the mucous membrane can be restored and maintained by gluten-free nutrition.

Occurrence of gluten

Gluten is synonymously used for a group of proteins that occur in cereals.

  • wheat
  • rye
  • barley
  • Spelt
  • Gr√ľnkern

How does a sprue noticeable?

As symptoms are z. Diarrhea, a bulging stomach, abdominal pain, and a slowing of size and weight gain in children. However, relatively non-specific symptoms are caused by deficiency symptoms, such. B. iron deficiency anemia (anemia), an indication of the presence of a sprue.

The following products can be eaten without hesitation:

  • Rice, millet
  • Corn, soybeans
  • Meat, potatoes
  • Eggs, milk
  • Fruit Vegetable

With the help of a blood test special antibodies can be detected that occur in this disease. Approximately ten percent of childhood patients may also be a transient gluten allergy.

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