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A 35-year-old female asked:

can celiac disease or gastritis give you sciatica?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of celiac disease on pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is celiac disease in children?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Causes malabsorption: Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestine and decreases absorption of nutrients. The disease causes malabsorption.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is celiac disease related to allergies?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Celiac disease is caused by antibodies, mainly of a class that is called iga, that destroy the lining of the small intestine (gut). Those antibodies are to several proteins in wheat and other cereals. Allergies are caused by antibodies of IgE class and they act in a different way. Celiac disease may be associated with a rash with blisters, called dermatitis herpetiformis (looks like herpes).

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