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Is celiac disease considered dangerous to health

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Untreated celiac disease can result in malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies inimical to good health.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: In addition, untreated patients with celiac disease are at very marked risk for developing cancer of the gut.

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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even de ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Be honest: Celiac disease can in some cases affect performance with fatigue and side effects of medication. Sports physicals are designed (hopefully) to try and ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Connecting autoimmun: http://www.thyroidchange.org/resources/patient-blogs/related-illnesses/ there is a possibility that they are more prevalent but the studies linking ... Read More
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Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience Rheumatology
NO: Is a trait, one abnormal gene, you need 2 abnormal genes to cause sickle cell disease. In extreme cases with low oxygen red cells can break when they ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably same: Celiac disease is also called gluten sensitive enterophy or gluten intolerance. One would need to further clarify the meaning of "gluten intolerance" ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Not at all: Airlines and other companies are very aware of this issue and assume a great deal of liability when they purport something to be gluten free. You can ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc... Tec ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin.

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