Associated Conditions

 

Individuals with family or a personal history of other auto-immune diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimoto’s Thyroid, Addison’s disease, Colitis, Graves Disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vitiligo, Auto-immune Hepatitis, have an increased risk of developing Celiac and it is recommended that these individuals be tested to rule out Celiac.

Additional Associated Conditions, in abc order: (some are confirmed, while others are being further studied & not clinically proven as yet)

–       ADHD
–       Alopecia (hair loss)
–       Amenorrhea (missed periods)
–       Anemia (commonly associated)
–       Arthritis
–       Autism
–       Cystic Fibrosis
–       Chronic Fatigue syndrome
–       Dementia
–       Depression
–       Dermatitis Herpetiformis (the skin version of Celiac – see DH section)
–       Down’s Syndrome
–       Epilepsy
–       Fibromyalgia
–       Heart problems (Cardiomyopathy, Embolism)
–       Infertiliy
–       Intestinal cancer (& cancer of any surrounding organs)
–       Lactose Intolerance (& other food sensitivities) (commonly associated)
–       Lymphoma
–       Malnutrition
–       Neurological conditions (affecting central & peripheral nervous system)
–      Organ disorders (liver, gall bladder, spleen)
–      Osteopenia or Osteoporosis (commonly associated)
–      Pancreatic disease
–      Pre-term births
–      Psoriasis
–      Restless Leg Syndrome (caused by iron deficiency)
–      Schizophrenia

Now view  SYMPTOMS.



(Please note: If you suffer from anxiety upon reading about possible health complications, in this case due to undiagnosed/diagnosed CD, skip reading the below articles. Just stay focused on remaining 100% gluten-free … heal your gut … and at some point later in time you may want to revisit this page to review the below articles)
 
Articles related to associated symptoms/complications of undiagnosed & diagnosed CD: 
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/734493_8