Digesting the Facts About Celiac Disease
But that’s exactly what researchers from the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and their colleagues found. They piggybacked on a study designed to identify risk factors for cancer and heart disease. Participants provided health information and blood samples in 1974 and again in 1989. The researchers tested those blood samples for biomarkers related to celiac disease. They found that seven had the condition in 1974, none of whom had been diagnosed. By 1989, the number of cases had risen to 16, though only one had been diagnosed. Overall, the prevalence of the disease more than doubled from 0.21% to 0.45%, the researchers reported. At least two people developed the disorder after they turned 50. “We were shocked,” said Dr.
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So are people with type 1 diabetes, Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, autoimmune thyroid disease and Sjogrens syndrome. Its more common in Caucasians than otherethnicitiesand anyone with a close relative who has the disease. Both children and adults can be celiac. An unknown percentage of people may not have full-blown celiac but struggle with gluten sensitivities or gluten intolerance. T2: About 1 in 141 people in the U.S. have celiac disease, but note that it often goes undiagnosed. #abcDrBchat What are the symptoms of celiac disease? There are three forms of celiac disease: classic, atypical and asymptomatic. People who struggle with a classic form of the disease often experience diarrhea and weight loss. People with the atypical form experience the digestive complaints along with symptoms like anemia, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, osteoporosis, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, or an itchy skin condition known as dermatitis herpetiformis. Asymptomatic diseaseas the name impliesis often detected accidentally during medical tests run for some other medical problem; however these patients frequently notice improvements in symptoms such as fatigue after adopting a gluten-free diet.
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Celiac Disease, IBD May Raise Migraine Risk
Green, MD, of Columbia University in New York, says he was expecting to see a higher rate of migraines in celiac patients, but the increased migraine rate in the inflammatory bowel disease patients was a “complete surprise.” “We primarily wanted to study migraine rates in celiac patients. … We included two [comparison] groups: one made up of healthy volunteers and another made up of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, because we wanted a gastrointestinal disease [comparison] as well. We didn’t think the inflammatory bowel disease group would actually show a high rate of migraine, too.” The study is published in the February issue of Headache. A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches A Gluten-Free Diet? The study included 502 people, 188 with celiac disease, 111 with inflammatory bowel disease, 25 with gluten sensitivity, and 178 who didn’t have any of the conditions. The researchers included clinical, demographic, and dietary information on the people in their survey, as well as questions about headache type and frequency. Results show that chronic headaches were reported by 30% of the people with celiac disease, 56% of those who were gluten sensitive, 23% of those with inflammatory bowel disease, and 14% of those without the conditions. After accounting for various factors, those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and inflammatory bowel disease all had many more migraine headaches than the people without the conditions.
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