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Relationship between Coeliac Disease and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: Understanding the Connection
Coeliac Disease and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease are two medical conditions that affect a significant number of people worldwide. Although they may appear as separate diseases, recent studies have revealed a surprising connection between them. In this article, we will delve into the relationship between Coeliac Disease and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, their underlying mechanisms, and the [...]
Tools for Gluten-Free Diet Control.
Controlling adherence to a gluten-free diet is essential for improving the quality of life and preventing long-term complications in patients with celiac disease. However, dietary questionnaires are not sufficiently reliable tools for evaluating adherence. Instead, the combination of serology and urinary GIP detection may provide a more comprehensive assessment. This was demonstrated in a study [...]
Clinical improvement and recovery of the intestinal mucosa
For many years diarrhea, weight loss and bloating have been considered the classic symptoms of celiac disease. However, it is now known that the mode of manifestation of celiac disease is highly variable. Some patients have no symptoms after ingesting gluten, although intestinal damage always occurs. At the last international conference on celiac disease, ICDS [...]
The Celiac Disease Iceberg
The incidence of celiac disease worldwide is represented graphically like an iceberg because a high percentage of celiac people are undiagnosed. If we observe the Celiac Iceberg, the visible region above the water is 15-20% of the diagnosed patients. While in the most prominent fragment of the iceberg, the underwater part, we find that 80-85% [...]
Impact of celiac disease on first date
Do you think that celiac disease can affect your first date? This question has been answered by the group of Lebovits et al., who presented a poster at the last International Congress of Celiac Disease, ICDS Sorrento 2022. In this poster, they reflected the result of a study carried out on a total of 538 [...]
When does the intestine of a celiac recover after the start of Gluten-free Diet?
The recovery time of the intestinal mucosa after starting the Gluten-Free Diet can be highly variable: In adults who follow the Gluten Free Diet correctly, it can take several years. In children it usually normalizes earlier. Recently, the most important international congress on celiac disease, ICDS 2022, took place. In it, Shannon et al. presented [...]
Is depression linked to celiac disease?
World Day to Fight Depression was commemorated on January 13. Several studies have established a relationship between Celiac Disease and the symptoms of depression. On the one hand, some researchers have suggested that incidences of depression are higher than average in celiac patients and that it may simply be due to having a chronic health [...]
You are more likely to get migraines if you have celiac disease
Recently, in a study carried out at the Shariati Hospital in Tehran, 1.000 celiac patients over the age of 18 were evaluated against a control group, which included another 1.000 healthy individuals over the age of 18, who had been ruled out Celiac Disease. Some of the most interesting conclusions of the study were: Migraine [...]
Adherence to the Gluten-Free Diet: key in the efficacy of the treatment of Celiac Disease
Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the key to successful treatment of Celiac Disease. If a strict diet is not followed for life, the risk of long-term associated complications increases. According to different studies, gluten intake, whether voluntary or involuntary, is common among celiac patients. It is estimated that almost 90% of celiacs could eat [...]
Tips for a gluten-free Christmas
Christmas is all about coming together and having fun with family and friends, ideal for gatherings around the table. But what happens if there is a celiac in the family? What foods do we put on the table if there is a celiac at Christmas dinner? Do you have to organize two different menus? These [...]