head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2689
Published online: 09 September 2019

Case report

J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2689-2691;
Lili GrudevaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Clinic of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Internal Diseases, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.

The last decade has brought a change in the social perception of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GE), both in the minds of physicians and patients. It has turned from a rare condition into a more and more widely spread autoimmune systemic disease. The gluten-free diet (GFD) is not an “exclusive” therapy for patients anymore but rather a popular healthy choice for an increasing number of people. Gluten-free foods, hard to find 5-6 years ago and requiring skills to prepare at home, are already available in many more grocery stores, diabetic and bio food stores, restaurants and food establishments. Despite all this, the quality of life of GE sufferers is still compromised, especially for those who find it hard to adhere to GFD and patients with asymptomatic or oligosymptomatic forms of the disease at the moment of establishing the diagnosis.

Keywords: gluten-sensitive enteropathy, gluten-free diet, quality of life, social burden,

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Please cite this article as: Grudeva L. Gluten-Free Diet - Social Burden and Impact on the Quality of Life in Adult Patients - Cases from Practice. J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2689-2691. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2689

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Lili Grudeva, Clinic of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, St. Marina University Hospital-Varna; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: grudeva63@abv.bg

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Received: 23 January 2019
Published online: 09 September 2019

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