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What other conditions are common in people with celiac disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

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