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How does celiac sprue affect your health, organs?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Celiac sprue risks: With celiac disease, exposure of the intestine to any gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating any gluten. Otherwise, untreated /undertreated celiac disease can result in anemia, weight changes, bone thinning, & even a higher risk of intestinal cancer.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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