Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional medical conditions co-occurring with a primary condition.
Dr. Pastore discusses the most common comorbidities (disorders and diseases) that are connected with celiac disease and the research that uncovers why this is the case. He also elaborates on the intestinal epithelial barrier, it’s importance for immunity and how gliadin (the protein found in gluten) reacts with zonulin to causes tight junction dysfunction in the small intestine.
-People with the diseases/disorders discussed may be at a higher risk of having celiac disease
-Celiac disease may be causing the signs/symptoms of other medical conditions and those may be reduced/eliminated once going gluten-free
-Those that know they have celiac disease should also be tested for the mentioned medical conditions, especially if there is a family history
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