What is Silent Coeliac Disease?

July 20, 2010

Silent Coeliac Disease is the damage to the small intestine (which is typically found in traditional coeliac disease), but without any obvious symptoms.

As the obvious symptoms are not present people can go for years, often decades without being diagnosed, while coeliac disease slowly but silently eats away at their health.

The initial signs of Silent Coeliac Disease include:

  • Anaemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some types of autoimmune disease

Data presented from a recent study in the US suggests that:

Coeliac Disease is a gluten reaction in the immune system that causes damage to the small intestines & malabsorption of nutrients, sometimes without any obvious symptoms but with severe complications.

Recent research from the U.S. provides some interesting indicative data suggesting Coeliac Disease occurs in:

  • 1 in every 167 healthy children
  • 1 in every 111 healthy adults
  • 1 in every 40 symptomatic children
  • 1 in every 30 symptomatic adults
  • 1 in every 12 first – and second-degree relatives of coeliacs
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GFGuerrillas (GF Guerrilla Tribe)
August 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm
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