Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Neurological Diseases Part 1

August 24, 2010

Neurological Diseases Part 1

People suffering from neurological diseases of unknown causes have a far greater frequency of gluten sensitivity than those of the general population.

One study in particular showed 57 percent of patients with neurological disorders of unknown origin had elevated levels of antigliadin antibodies, compared to only 12 percent in the control group.

This is especially true for patients with ataxia (unsteady and shaky movements) and neuropathy patients (numb and weak limbs).

Some other neurological conditions that are linked with gluten sensitivity include brain atrophy, epilepsy and memory impairment across various ages – including people aged in their twenties and thirties.

In patients with early-stage dementia, it is often common that they are diagnosed with celiac disease years or decades after the onset of the dementia.

This shows how pivotal it is for people to get tested for gluten sensitivity, as the earlier it is detected the less damage will be done to the brain – that cannot be corrected easily.

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