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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...

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...

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

Connecting autoimmun. http://www.thyroidchange.org/resources/patient-blogs/related-illnesses/ there is a possibility that they are more prevalent but the studies linking all three are insufficient. The blog above might help though. Read more...
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...

Can sickle cell trait have an impact on other health conditions such as type 1 diabetes, neuropathy, high blood pressure, celiac disease, or asthma?

NO. Is a trait, one abnormal gene, you need 2 abnormal genes to cause sickle cell disease. In extreme cases with low oxygen red cells can break when they change shape (sickle). Read more...
Maybe. Sickle cell trait can affect other organ systems. The kidneys seem to be the most often affected though not always. For that reason make sure to control your blood pressure well if that is a problem so as not to add to the kidney issue. It would not directly interact with the other conditions mentioned. Read more...

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...
Can be diiferent. Celiac disease is one type of gluten intolerance (it is actually a food-induced auto-immunity condition) that is confused with wheat allergy and usually manifests as malabsorptive diarrhea and can also include a rash and/or arthralgias. There are other types of gluten intolerance(s) that can manifest in various ways, including memory loss, balance and various other symptoms. Read more...
Immune system defect. With CD your immune system malfunctions, creating antibodies to gluten as if it were a germ but they also attack your tissues. The gut tissue is the most common to be injured,but others may have some effect. Damaged gut produces symptoms including diarrhea, dietary deficiencies, weight loss, potential for cancer, etc.? Gluten intolerance means you don't tolerate it but eating it doesn't damage you. Read more...

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...