A 40-year-old female asked:
can untreated celiac disease cause osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Loss of calcium and bone density. With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in osteomalacia, a softening of the bone that in children is also known as rickets, and loss of bone density (osteoporosis), a condition that leaves your bones fragile and prone to fracture.
Answered on Dec 3, 2013
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