A 40-year-old member asked:
Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Celiac disease is an autoimmune reaction to certain proteins in wheat, other grains. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, pain, diarrhea. Can also cause weight loss (or gain if "eating around the problem"), iron deficiency with or w/o anemia, osteoporosis, other. Symptoms may be mild or not. See md, rd, get examined, appropriate lab tests.
Answered on Mar 30, 2012
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