Gluten intolerance is controlled with strict diet: IMSS


Gluten intolerance develops through genetic predisposition and may manifest itself at an early age, without its origin being known

The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) recommends people with intolerance to gluten which carry a diet strict, so as not to suffer decompensation.

The gastroenterologist Claudia Rebeca Nava López, points out that patients should maintain their levels of calcium, carbohydrates, proteins, iron, folic acid, calcium, copper, zinc and vitamins B and D, in addition to preventing loss of muscle mass.

To do this, they must include in their diet daily natural food such as meat, vegetables, fruits, vegetables and cereals, especially corn and rice.

Medical care in Social Security. IMSS Photo
Medical care in Social Security. IMSS Photo

On the opposite side, they should avoid sausages, sauces, condiments, desserts, dairy products, chocolates, nougat, snacks and even make-up.

The importance of a strict diet is that the gluten intolerance is only controlled and, if not treated properly, can lead to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; bowel cancer; adenocarcinomas of the esophagus, pancreas and liver; breast, lung and colon cancer; cardiovascular diseases; Type I diabetes; thyroiditis; Addison's disease; Sjögren's Syndrome; lupus; autoimmune hepatitis and nephropathy, among others.

Gluten intolerance develops genetic predisposition and may manifest itself at an early age, without its origin being known.

In Mexico, four out of 100 people suffer and are classified as classic, symptomatic, asymptomatic or silent and subclinical with biochemical or laboratory changes.

When presented in children, these may suffer from diarrhea, abdominal bloating, pain, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, growth retardation, change in character and irritability.

At the adolescencemay delay puberty or growth and cause iron deficiency anemia and hypertransaminasemia and diarrhea. In the third and fourth decade of life, the classic symptom is chronic diarrhea, although there are other atypicals, such as recurrent miscarriages, infertility, osteopenia, and osteoporosis in women.

With information from López-Dóriga Digital


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