Managing Celiac Disease With UR.Life OHC

Living with celiac disease can be a challenge for work life. Here’s how URLife’s Occupation Health Centres can help you manage celiac in the workplace.

By Namami
16 Feb 2023

Your work is the one thing that requires your undivided attention. Having symptoms of fatigue and persistent abdominal pain during work can compromise your performance. Identifying the symptoms of celiac disease and taking steps to manage the condition is key to improving your day-to-day experience at work.

A 2022 study in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology concluded that “patients with celiac disease lost more work days than comparators before their diagnosis, and this loss increased after diagnosis.” When managed properly, it is possible to live a normal life with celiac disease.


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Celiac Disease: Introduction, Symptoms And Causes

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder primarily occurring in the small intestine, where it becomes hypersensitive to gluten. Gluten is a protein which is found in foods such as bread, pasta, cereals, rye and is used as a stabilising ingredient to bind food. For some individuals, consuming gluten can trigger an autoimmune response in the body, similar to an allergic reaction. If left untreated, this damages the small intestine's lining which hampers the way the body absorbs important nutrients (like vitamin D).

Too much consumption of gluten can cause your intestinal tract to get more prone to celiac disease. According to a 2014 study titled ‘Gluten-free diet and quality of life in celiac disease’ by the National Library of Medicine, celiac disease affects many daily activities, and gluten consumption is increasing, with potentially negative health repercussions''. People with celiac disease tend to have a lower quality of life, which is why it's essential to identify and manage early symptoms of celiac disease.


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Celiac Disease Symptoms In Adults

Children with celiac disease can feel tired and irritable. Other common symptoms include:

  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating and pain
  • Persistent diarrhoea or constipation
  • Pale, fatty, foul-smelling stools
  • Iron-deficiency anaemia
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Weak, brittle bones
  • Fatigue
  • Skin disorders
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
  • Pale sores inside the mouth
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis (an intensely itchy skin rash causing bumps and blisters on the elbows, buttocks, and knees)
  • Depression


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Risk Factors include:

  • Inherited chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome
  • Autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes and Addison's Disease
  • Someone in the family has the condition
  • Damage to the small intestine
  • In some cases emotional distress or surgery can cause trigger the disease

Schedule an appointment with your doctor right away if you suspect that you or your child has celiac disease. When diagnosis and treatment are delayed, complications are more likely to occur.


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Management Of Celiac Disease

Consuming a strict gluten-free diet is the first step towards the treatment of celiac disease. Individuals with the condition are also given supplements to ensure they get a range of vitamins and minerals. Some individuals may be given medication to prevent inflammation in the body. Continuous follow-ups and check-ins with the treating doctor are key to living a healthy life with celiac disease.


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UR.Life OHC Health Talks: How Companies Should Participate To Manage Celiac Disease

At Corporate Wellness, we help you to invest in your well-being through our seamless intervention medical programs of healthcare. Our holistic wellness approach caters to all aspects of your well-being. This ensures that you are able to withdraw from substance abuse and bring your whole self to work. With UR.Life Corporate Wellness by your side, routine health check-ups, health talks with clients will never be an issue.

UR.Life’s Occupational Health Centers (OHC) are backed by advanced laboratory technologies, and with highly qualified experts/technicians, we’re committed to delivering trusted health records always. We provide: health interventions, health education, audio and video consultations, nutritionist and psychologist-on-call, apollo 24/7 circle membership, wellness network offerings & discounts. Through URLife’s Corporate Wellness Program, managers will get to provide their employees with: 

  • On-Demand Health Talks and Trainings
  • On-Demand Mental Health support for behavioural changes
  • Personalised Nutrition Plans for Better Health
  • Doctor on site
  • Stress Management and Counselling


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