Friday, May 23, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 23, 2014

Each day this month, I will be posting something about Celiac Disease.

Day 23:

Today's post comes from the website for the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center's faq's page.

What common nutrient deficiencies might an adult experience prior to diagnosis?

Iron, calcium and Vitamin D are the most common deficiencies, but some present with deficiencies in B12, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin and/or zinc.
Nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease are due to intestinal damage caused by protein in wheat, rye and barley. In most cases, nutrient deficiencies that were caused by damage from celiac disease will naturally resolve as your intestine heals.
Many gluten-free dieters choose foods that aren’t fortified with vitamins and minerals like their gluten-containing counterparts. Thus, we suggest a general multivitamin to prevent against nutritional deficiencies.
Did you suffer from any nutrient deficiencies prior to your diagnosis?

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