Categorized: Celiac Disease Associations

Can celiac disease cause back issues?

Celiac disease is not typically known for causing back problems. However, it can cause arthritis and arthritis of the spine could cause back trouble.

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Can celiac disease cause nasal polyps and allergic rhinitis?

Celiac disease can be associated with an increased prevalence of allergic conditions (asthma, eczema, etc.), so allergic rhinitis could be an association. We recommend the normal treatment for specific allergic conditions in addition to a gluten-free diet.

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Is hair loss associated with celiac disease?

Hair loss can certainly happen, especially in young adults, but more so as a result of nutrient deficiencies than through association with celiac disease.

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Is delayed development in a child related to celiac disease?

Delayed development is not linked to celiac disease. The only possible link would be a condition of very severe and very protracted malabsorption with malnutrition (which is practically nonexistent in developed countries). Even then, it would largely regress in a relatively short time after starting a gluten-free diet.

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Do those with celiac disease have trouble absorbing calcium?

When celiac disease is active it prevents the absorption of the proper amounts of many nutrients, but once following a strict gluten-free diet, absorption levels should come close to, meet and possibly exceed normal levels. Even if the gut doesn’t totally heal, most people will absorb enough calcium.

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