People affected by celiac disease often have other conditions that occur when their body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue and cells. Other conditions that someone with celiac disease are more likely to have include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid or juvenile arthritis, autoimmune disorders that affect major organs, and hormonal diseases that affect the production of regulatory hormones. It is unclear why someone with celiac disease is more likely to be affected by these other conditions. However, it is thought that a predisposition for these conditions may be related to the genes that predispose you to have celiac disease.
Galen Centeno, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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What other conditions are common in people with celiac disease?
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Am I at risk for cardiovascular disease?
Yes, we are all at risk for cardiovascular disease, which is the #1 killer. You can improve your chances and decrease your risk by:
- eating a proper diet
- maintaining your ideal body weight and losing weight as necessary
- reducing your stress
- avoid toxins such as tobacco
- talking with your doctor about your individual risk factors
Note: Exercising and keeping a proper diet can reduce your mortality risk by almost one-third, and that is before you take the first medicine.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Are gastrointestinal viruses more common during certain parts of the year?
Some viruses that cause gastroenteritis are more common in certain seasons, while others can strike year-round. Rotavirus, for example, moves across the United States in a wave that starts in the Southwest in autumn and wraps up in the Northeast in spring. Astrovirus, too, is most common during the winter months. Norovirus and adenovirus, on the other hand, are active every month of the year, although adenovirus experiences slightly higher rates of infection in the summer months.
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