Gluten Associated Disorders & Diseases

This list contains many conditions and diseases that have been associated with gluten reactivity among the population. An important part of being healthy is to educate yourself about the health affects of gluten.

Diseases Caused By Gluten

List of Diseases/Disorders Definitely Associated With Gluten Reaction & Celiac Disease

  • Abdominal Distention (children)
  • Abdominal Pain, Steatorrhea
  • Anemia – Folate-Deficiency / Iron Deficiency / Pernicious Anemia
  • Arthralgia or Arthropathy
  • Arthritis – Rheumatoid
  • Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Esophagus, and Small bowel
  • Collagenous Sprue
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Diabetes (Type 1) & Celiac’s
  • Diarrhea
  • Down Syndrome
  • Enteropathy-Associated T-cell lymphoma
  • Failure to Thrive (children)
  • Hypertransaminasemia
  • IBS – irritable bowel syndrome
  • IgA Deficiency
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Low Bone Mass & Celiac Disease
  • Microscopic colitis / Collagenous Colitis
  • Nerve Disease & Celiac Disease
  • Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis & Celiac Disease
  • Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent
  • Refractory Sprue / Celiac Disease
  • Sjogrens Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease (autoimmune)
  • Ulcerative Jejunoileitis

A List of Diseases/Disorders Probably Associated With Gluten Reaction/Celiac’s Disease

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Alopecia
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder / ADHD
  • Autism and Celiac Disease
  • autoimmune hepatitis / Chronic Active Hepatitis
  • Bird Fancieris Lung
  • Brain White-Matter Lesions
  • cerebellar atrophy
  • Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCrohns Disease
    *Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
    *Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dental-Enamel hypoplasia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Epilepsy (with or without cerebral calcification)
  • Farmeris Lung
  • Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease
  • Fibrosing Alveolitis
  • Follicular Keratosis
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • Head Aches (Migraine)
  • IBD – Irritable bowel Disease
  • Impotency
  • Infertility
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lung Cavities
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pancreatic Disorders
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
  • Recurrent Pericarditis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Schizophrenia / Mental Problems
  • Scleroderma
  • Short Stature, Delayed Puberty
  • Small-intestinal Adenocarcinomas
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Fetal Growth Retardation
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Thrombocytosis (Hyposplenism)
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin K Deficiency

A List of Diseases & Disorders Whose Symptoms Resemble Celiac Disease

  • Bacterial Overgrowth Syndromes
  • Common Variable Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Cow Milk Allergy/Intolerance
  • Effects of Some Drugs
  • Giardiasis (GI parasite)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • HIV enteropathy
  • Intestinal Diverticulosis
  • Ischemic bowel
  • Cows Milk Intolerance
  • Pancreatic Failure
  • Protein Losing Enteropathy (Lymphangiectasia)
  • Pseudoobstruction
  • Rare Cangenital Defects in the mucosa
  • Whipples Disease

This list of gluten associated issues is not exhaustive. Gluten research is ongoing and what we know today is but a small part of the whole gluten story. Stay tuned for updates.

This list was first published here

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