Medical Surgical Celiac disease #2

Question

Which foods would the client with celiac disease need to avoid? Select all that apply.

Answers

  1. Wheat crackers and cheese
    • Rationale:

      This answer is correct because foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods. Wheat crackers should be avoided by the client with celiac disease.

  2. Reuben sandwich on rye
    • Rationale:

      This answer is correct because foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods. A reuben sandwich on rye bread contains gluten and should be avoided.

  3. Baked cod with green beans
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because baked cod with green beans do not contain gluten. Foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods.

  4. Grilled chicken and rice
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because grilled chicken and rice do not contain gluten. Foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods.

  5. Egg, bacon, and pancakes
    • Rationale:

      This answer is correct because foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods. Pancakes contain wheat flour and should be avoided by clients with celiac disease.

Overview

A client with celiac disease should avoid gluten. Foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat so the client should avoid these foods items.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Celiac disease is a condition where the body builds an immune reaction to gluten. The reaction causes inflammation and damages the small intestines. The damage causes malabsorption of some nutrients. Common symptoms of celiac disease are chronic foamy, fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea), abdominal cramping, pain, gas, fatigue, and anemia. The main treatment for celiac disease is a strict avoidance of gluten-containing foods. Foods containing gluten include rye, barley, oats, and wheat and should be avoided by clients with celiac disease.

Test Taking Tip

Remember the term “BROW” barley, rye, oats, and wheat. These are the substances a client with celiac disease should avoid.

Video Rationale