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A 27-year-old female asked:

How common is celiac disease?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
1:133: Average risk of celiac is 1:133 in the us. If there is a family history of celiac then the risk increases.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
Somewhat: Numbers range from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are common complications of celiac disease?

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Dr. Randy Burgett
Dr. Randy Burgettanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Many: Celiac disease is characterized by the inability to digest foods with gluten, resulting in abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Complications include anemia, osteoporosis, vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, infertility, liver disease, intestinal cancers, or hypoglycemia. Early diagnosis and proper treatment with diet control can help you avoid these complications.
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What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Sprue: The most common symptoms with celiacs disease, or sprue, is foul smelling diarrhea with flautlence, weightloss and fatigue. You may also have anemia and a skin rash. If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods containing gluten.
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What're the most common symptoms for celiac's disease?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Celiac: It could be asymptomatic or cause abdominal pain, gassiness, diarrhea, and early osteoporosis.
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What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Abdominal symptoms: Celiac disease causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc...
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
A few things...: See your doctor: -Might need to meet with a nutritionist to learn where gluten is found (or hidden) in food. -Bone density testing is recommended. -Nutrient levels like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. -Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). -A GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well.

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