A 53-year-old member asked:
Can you explain the concerns about pregnancy and celiac disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Inadequate nutrition: Poor nutrition leads to undersized infants & sometimes premature labor. It adversely affects maternal health. Uncontrolled celiac disease leads to poor nutrition. There is a medical fad in the us where many people believe they have celiac disease when they don't & adopt inadequate diets as a result. See you doctor for diagnosis & a nutritionist for dietary advice. Not the other way around.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?
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Family Medicine 60 years experience
Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the effects of celiac disease on pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Can be minimal: If avoid gluten then your symptoms should be minimal and you can absorb all the nutrients you need by eating a well balanced diet. If you are finding it hard to eat a gluten-free diet, try looking at some cookbooks from southeast asia, such as south india or thailand as these are regions that eat a rice based diet.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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