Related Diseases

wp-1463048179000.jpgCeliac is related to a number of other conditions such as infertility, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease. Learn about the different diseases that can co-exist with celiac and how they could affect your or a loved one.

  • Autism, Autism is a developmental neurological disorder that impacts the functioning and development of the brain.

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is a severe, itchy, blistering skin manifestation of celiac disease that is genetically determined and is not contagious.

  • Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar, are above normal. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells starve of energy.

  • Thyroid Disease, During the progression of the disease, the thyroid gland enlarges and it does not produce enough hormones. Thus, the body uses energy slower than it should.

  • Infertility, Infertility is defined as the biological inability of a woman or man to contribute to conception.

  • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia, Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue causing bones to become weak, porous and more prone to fractures.

  • Depression, Depression is a treatable medical illness marked by changes in mood, thought and behavior. It is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness.

  • Sjogren’s Disease, Sjögren’s syndrome is a disorder of the immune system where the body attacks its own cells and tissues, characterized most often by dry eyes and a dry mouth.

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, This chronic inflammatory disease describes a clinically different group of arthritis (joint inflammation), which begins before the age of 16 and lasts for at least six weeks.

  • Intestinal Cancer, Cancer of the small intestine is a rare form of cancer typically caused by four types of tumors or classifications. The most common type of small intestine cancer is adenocarcinoma.

  • Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy is a general category used to describe a variety of disorders of the peripheral nervous system—which includes the face, arms, legs, torso, some skull nerves, feet, hands, etc.

  • Down Syndrome, Down syndrome is a developmental disorder caused by a chromosomal anomaly in which each cell contains 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.

  • Turner Syndrome, Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal condition affecting only females that is caused by complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome.

  • Williams Syndrome, Williams syndrome, also known as Williams-Beuren syndrome, is a rare, congenital disorder which occurs in 1 in 20,000 live births.

  • Liver Disease, The term liver disease applies to many diseases and disorders that cause the liver to function improperly or stop functioning.

  • Migraine, A migraine is a disabling headache that can be preceded or accompanied by a sensory warning sign—flashes of light, blind spots or arm or leg tingling.

 

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