Celiac.com 04/30/2019 - Doctors recognize that patients with gluten sensitivity, whether or not they have enteropathy, or even gastrointestinal symptoms, can suffer from a range of debilitating neurological manifestations.
Researchers Panagiotis Zis and Marios Hadjivassiliou of the Academic Department of Neurosciences, Sheffield Teaching hospitals NHS Trust and University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK, recently published an overview of current literature in an effort to assess the available treatment options for the neurological manifestations of gluten-related disorders, specifically, serologically confirmed gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
- movement disorders
- cognitive impairment
- muscle disorders
The team found that a strict gluten-free diet is effective in treating neurological manifestations of gluten-related disorders. Rarely, patients need additional immunosuppressive treatment, usually mycophenolate.
There have been cases where gluten ingestion triggered schizophrenic episodes in an undiagnosed patient. Meanwhile, a number of studies have shown that a gluten-free diet seems to help improve symptoms of psychological, neurological and inflammatory conditions, including schizophrenia, neuropathy, and diabetes.
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Read more in Current Treatment Options in Neurology