Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

CMCM

Silent Celiac Disease

Recommended Posts

This is from Danna Korn's book Wheat Free Worry Free.

_______

About Silent Celiacs...

Asymptomatic celiacs feel no symptoms associated with celiac disease, yet intestinal damage is occurring and the continued ingestion of gluten can result in any number of associated conditions.

Most of these people were discovered as a result of testing because they had relatives with celiac disease, and recognized the importance of testing despite a lack of symptoms.

Question that was asked: "If I don't feel the effects of gluten, why should I go gluten free?"

Answer: Intestinal lymphoma or shortened life expectancy. Lymphoma is 40 TIMES MORE COMMON in untreated celiacs. The mortality rate is TWICE as high for untreated celiacs. The more delayed the diagnosis (and treatment by going gluten free), the higher the mortality rate.

______

This is frightening, and shows this should be taken very seriously.


CAROLE

-------------

Enterolab 1/2006

IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes

Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):




  • Celiac.com Sponsors (A19):


  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      91,994
    • Most Online
      6,255

    Newest Member
    Bob Loblaw
    Joined

  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A20):


  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      115,610
    • Total Posts
      969,295

  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A21):


  • Who's Online (See full list)


  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A22):


  • Blog Entries