Celiac disease can be vexing in how it presents in clinical practice. In this article, I cover current conditions and diseases that have been linked to celiac disease in multiple studies in peer-reviewed literature.
Being overweight or obese should not rule out celiac disease. Overweight or obesity can be a direct symptom of celiac disease or secondarily due to celiac induced autoimmunity.
Celiac disease is more prevalent in women with all cause infertility and unexplained infertility than in those without the disease.
If you think you have celiac disease, this is the process I would recommend. You should not immediately go gluten-free and skip any diagnosis – instead, do not stop eating gluten and schedule an appointment with your doctor and follow the testing process I describe in this article.
Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that is not receiving the attention it should by many medical professionals and even the National Institutes of Health. It can act as a clinical chameleon, eluding diagnosis, and this has resulted in the average time to diagnosis being ten years, which I refer to as the “decade to diagnosis."