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Is celiac disease considered dangerous to health?

Is celiac disease considered dangerous to health?

Yes: In addition, untreated patients with celiac disease are at very marked risk for developing cancer of the gut. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more


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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more

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Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Some connection: Celiac and (autoimmune) thyroid disease are more likely to happen together then each is likely in the general population. PCOS is typically a metabolic condition, meaning it usually has to do with weight and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has celiac disease. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has celiac disease. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Be honest: Celiac disease can in some cases affect performance with fatigue and side effects of medication. Sports physicals are designed (hopefully) to try and find out about serious risks such as impending heart stoppage, asthma and aspects of physical fragility which would render athletic performance hazardous. Celiac disease is not one of those. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why celiac disease is considered dangerous, and gluten intolerance not dangerous?

Probably same: Celiac disease is also called gluten sensitive enterophy or gluten intolerance. One would need to further clarify the meaning of "gluten intolerance" to make sure this is not being misinterpretted. ...Read more

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I have coeliac/celiac disease meaning that I can't eat gluten. How dangerous is airline gluten-free diet?

I have coeliac/celiac disease meaning that I can't eat gluten. How dangerous is airline gluten-free diet?

Not at all: Airlines and other companies are very aware of this issue and assume a great deal of liability when they purport something to be gluten free. You can feel confident that they have made very sure their claim is true. ...Read more