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How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Harms sm. intestine

Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc.
.. The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc...

In brief: Harms sm. intestine

Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc.
.. The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Celiac

You mean malabsorption.
Basically the IgA antibodies in your system attack the cells that produce the enzymes necessary to break down gluten products. You are unable to absorb effectively and have the GI symptoms.

In brief: Celiac

You mean malabsorption.
Basically the IgA antibodies in your system attack the cells that produce the enzymes necessary to break down gluten products. You are unable to absorb effectively and have the GI symptoms.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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