Celiac Disease

Definition of Celiac Disease:

A digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.  People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten.  Common symptoms include diarrhea, increased appetite, bloating, weight loss, irritability and fatigue.  Gluten is found in wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, barley and sometimes oats.

Also: Gluten Sensitivity

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Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Examples include Celiac Disease, Tropical Sprue, and acute gastrointestinal infections...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“People with celiac disease are more likely to develop Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (ATD) than the general public, and the reverse is also true...”
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Crohn's Disease

...our question about Gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance
“Having been diagnosed with celiac disease implies a much lower chance of Crohn's disease being the explanation for one's symptoms...”

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

...the condition
“...DH is related to celiac disease since both are autoimmune disorders caused by gluten intolerance, but they are separate diseases...”

Diabetes Type I

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Relatives of people with Type 1 Diabetes, as well as the sufferers themselves, run a 6% risk of developing celiac disease...”
...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“Relatives of people with Type 1 Diabetes, as well as the sufferers themselves, run a risk of developing celiac disease...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...The presence of blood suggests an inflammatory or neoplastic cause for the diarrhea, but occult blood also can be seen in celiac disease and other sprue-like syndromes...”

Down's Syndrome

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Patients with Down syndrome have an incidence of celiac disease of at least 7 percent...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food...”
...our question about Diabetes in relatives
“Relatives of people with Type 1 Diabetes, as well as the sufferers themselves, run a 5% risk of developing celiac disease...”
...relationship to Small Intestine Cancer
“Adenocarcinoma of the small intestine and lymphoma of the small intestine are both associated with celiac disease...”
...relationship to Vitamin B12 Requirement
Celiac disease can lead to malabsorption of vitamin B12...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Tissue damaged by celiac disease has demonstrated an enhanced recovery rate with adequate zinc intake...”
...recommendation Gluten-free Diet
“The only treatment for celiac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet...”

Gluten-free Diet

...as a treatment
“...Despite these restrictions, people with celiac disease can eat a varied, well-balanced diet, including bread and pasta...”

Hepatitis

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
Celiac disease has long been recognized as a cause of chronic liver pathology...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...celiac disease, lactase deficiency causing lactose intolerance...”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: The many possible causes of malabsorption include ... Celiac disease...”
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Iron Deficiency Anemia

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Anemia is a frequent presentation of celiac disease...”

Lipase

...as a treatment
“...People with a tendency to pancreatic insufficiency and cystic fibrosis may benefit from a lipase supplement as well as those with celiac disease, Crohn's disease, as well as those suffering indigestion and heartburn...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
Gluten sensitivity predisposes patients to the eventual development of lymphoma...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Although diet is the best way to ensure adequate calcium intake, supplements may be needed by ... people with lactose intolerance, celiac disease or malabsorption problems...”

Phosphorus Deficiency

...the condition
“...Diseases such as Crohn's disease and celiac disease impair the body's ability to absorb nutrients such as phosphorus...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“People with Rheumatoid Arthritis have a higher risk of also being diagnosed with Celiac Disease...”

Schizophrenia

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Studies have shown celiac disease to be inordinately high in "schizophrenic" populations...”

Seizure Disorder

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Blood tests for gluten sensitivity antibodies were performed on 783 patients referred for seizures...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Many Celiac Disease patients report they also have Sjogren's Syndrome, and vice versa...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...People with celiac disease are at higher risk of developing both adenocarcinoma and lymphoma of the small bowel...”

Steatorrhea

...the condition
“...The underlying condition causes of steatorrhea include ... Celiac disease...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...our question about Gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance
“Having been diagnosed with celiac disease implies a much lower chance of ulcerative colitis being the explanation for one's symptoms...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...It is known that B6 is actively transported to the fetus and concentrated up to 4 times the normal level; Malabsorption: Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, etc...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...These diseases include cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, and cholestasis...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth...”
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