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1desperateladysaved

Blood pressure meds causing refractory celiac!

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No, the article states that Olmesarton, a blood pressure medication, can cause villi damage.  The kind of damage common to celiacs.   (As a result patients were not getting better on the gluten-free diet because celiac disease was not the cause).  For those patients without a positive on the celiac panel, but a positive on their biopsies, doctor’s might look to see if they have been in this drug.

Many things can damage intestinal villi:

https://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-else-can-cause-damage-to-the-small-intestine-other-than-celiac-disease/

In my opinion, the lesson here is that that NO drug is without side effects and risks.  Each drug must be carefully weighed by both the patient and doctor.  Read those drug inserts!  

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2 hours ago, 1desperateladysaved said:

Medications causing Celiac?  Not sure where you got that from.  The first line of the article you link to says “mimics”, Not “causes”.  

Olmesartan-induced enteropathy mimics celiac disease clinically and pathologically.”

 

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Interesting article!  I imagine there are a lot of people out there taking olmesartan who would benefit from reading it.

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