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What Are Common Complications Of Celiac Disease
People with celiac : Are more likely to have: -autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and sjogren syndrome -addison's disease -down syndrome -intestinal cancer -intestinal lymphoma -lactose intolerance -thyroid disease -type 1 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there more gluten intolerance and celiac disease today than in the past, or are we simply more aware of these conditions? If more common now, why?
More aware: As more tests are ordered and see more positive results and people more health awareness now. ...Read more
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