Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is abnormally sensitive to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
Inflammation due to Celiac disease and poor nutrient absorption may cause problems affecting many other organs and systems of the body in affected individuals. These health problems may vary from iron deficiency that results in a low number of red blood cells (anemia), vitamin deficiencies, low bone mineral density (osteoporosis), itchy skin rashes (dermatitis herpetiformis), defects in the enamel of the teeth, chronic fatigue, joint pain, poor growth, delayed puberty, infertility, or repeated miscarriages.
Neurological problems have also been associated with celiac disease; these include migraine headaches, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and recurrent seizures (epilepsy). Many people with celiac disease have one or more of these varied health problems but do not have gastrointestinal symptoms.
Yes. Gluten persistence, and tolerance, is hereditary therefore most commonly runs in families.
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