There is a Link between Celiac Disease and Infertility
When talking about women’s health, celiac disease it’s not well-considered as it should be.
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There are the common symptoms that are involved in celiac disease like:
“bloating, abdominal pain, bowel changes, and weight loss are common reactions to the consumption of grains containing gluten in celiac patients. However, “Celiac disease may be the cause of patients presenting at any age with nearly any complaint,” Sveta Shah reported.
“Up to 8 percent of women with unexplained infertility may be affected, compared to about 1 percent of the general population, according to Shah.”
According to Dr. Alberto Tommasini, of the Laboratory of Immunopathology, Institute for Maternal and Child Health Scientific Institute for Research and Care Burlo Garofolo and University of Trieste, other symptoms that may point to celiac disease are menstrual irregularities and fertility problems, so it would be wise to consider celiac disease in the evaluation of infertility. Shah reported, with the recommendation, “it is reasonable to suggest that all women with unexplained infertility be tested for CD [celiac disease].”
Blood tests for celiac disease are cost-effective, according to Shah’s paper. A duodenal biopsy can provide a confirming test.”
Original source: http://www.empowher.com/celiac-disease/content/celiac-disease-and-infertility