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Infertility, Impotency and Celiac Disease

This category contains summaries of research articles that deal with infertility and impotency and their association with celiac disease. Most of the articles are research summaries that include the original source of the summary.

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    A recent study provides stronger evidence that celiac disease may have a negative impact on pregnancy and female fertility.

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    Women with unexplained infertility are at increased risk for having undiagnosed celiac. A gluten free diet might alleviate their infertility.

    Celiac disease likely predisposes individuals to Toxoplasma gondii infection, and may promote distribution of the ingested Toxoplasma gondii oocysts beyond small bowel lesions and might increase sensitivity to gluten in some way. On the other hand, the presence of Toxoplasma gondii may promote the celiac disease in susceptible individuals.

    Is celiac disease associated with infertility? Although some reports suggest that as much of 8% of women with unexplained infertility have celiac disease, others found no correlation between the two conditions. And there is little hard evidence that celiac disease is an actual cause of infertility.

    Hyperprolactinaemia is seen in 25% of celiac patients, which causes impotence and loss of li