Celiac, or coeliac, disease is perhaps one of the most misunderstood of all autoimmune diseases. This is partly due to the mixed up symptoms it shows and partly because of the lack of awareness.
It's only after people are diagnosed with this disorder that they start to look up various things on the internet or through discussions with professionals to learn more about this disease.
Until then, it is all hearsay. Most people think of it as a food intolerance problem, while others surmise it has something to do with irritable bowel syndrome. Both assumptions are wrong. It is important to note that this is a disease that attacks the small intestine and can only be controlled by eating gluten free products.