Gluten Illnesses

List of Conditions Linked To Gluten

This is a bit of a stunner. Here, the Gluten Free Society list the most common conditions that have been directly linked to gluten sensitivity and then a longer list of possible linked diseases:

This list is kindly provided by the Gluten Free Society.

 “The Following Diseases Have Been Directly Associated with Gluten Sensitivity. Those diagnosed with these conditions may benefit tremendously by being genetically tested for gluten sensitivity.

 The following is a list of very common manifestations. Below is a more detailed list:

  • Asthma
  • Hypothyroid
  • Ezcema 
  • Psoriasis
  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Colic
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome

• Angina Pectoris (chest pain/pressure)

• Anorexia

• Immunoglobulinopathies

• Antiphospholipid syndrome

• Anxiety

• Apathy

• Apthous ulcers and canker sores

• Aortic Vasculitis

• Arthritis

• Juvenile rheumatoid

• Enteropathic

• Psoriatic

• rheumatoid

• Abdominal pain and distention

• Spontaneous abortion

• Addison’s Disease

• ADHD

• Alopecia (hair loss)

• Anemia (can be caused by the following nutrient deficiencies)

• Iron deficiency

• Folate deficiency

• B-12 deficiency

• B-6 deficiency

• Vitamin C deficiency

• Vitamin E deficiency

• Copper deficiency

• Ataxia

• Atherosclerosis

• Autism and other learning disorders

• Cholangitis (gall bladder)

• Dermatitis Herpetiformis

• Autoimmune hepatitis

• Polyglandular syndrome

• Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism)

• Bitot’s spots

• Blepharitis

• Abnormal blurry vision

• Bone pain

• Bone fractures

• Cachexia

• Bronchiectasis

• Bronchoalveolitis

• Adenocarcinoma of the intestine

• Small cell esophageal cancer

• Melanoma

• Asthma

• Cardiomegaly

• Cardiomyopathy

• Cataracts

• Cerebral perfusion abnormalities

• Cheilosis

• Chorea

• Coagulation abnormalities

• Crohn’s disease

• Ulcerative colitis

• Chronic constipation

• Coronary artery disease

• Diarrhea

• Lymphoma

• Cutaneous vasculitis

• Cystic fibrosis

• Delayed puberty

• Failure to thrive

• Dementia

• Depression

• Dermatomyositis

• Diabetes Mellitus type I (shares the same HLA genes as Celiac disease)

• Down syndrome

• Dysmenorrhea

• Dysgeusia

• Duodenal erosions

• Edema

• Eczema

• Dysphagia

• Epilepsy

• Spontaneous nose bleeds

• Erythema nodosum

• CFS

• Growth retardation

• Mental retardation

• Secondary food allergy response

• Blood in the stool

• Gastric bloating

• Grave’s disease

• Bleeding gums

• Hair loss

• Heartburn

• H. pylori infection

• Hives

• NAFL

• Malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies

• Infertility

• Hypogonadism

• Hypoglycemia

• Hypospenism

• Thrombocytopenia

• Impotence

• Osteoporosis

• Insomnia

• IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

• Keratomalacia

• Lactose intolerance

• Loss of smell

• Non Hodgkin lymphoma

• Early menopause

• Migraine headache

• Multiple sclerosis

• Muscle wasting

• Myopathy

• Obesity

• Osteomalacia

• Osteopenia

• Parathyroid carcinoma

• Pancreatic insufficiency

• Polymyositis

• PMS

• Biliary cirrhosis

• Psoriasis

• Dermatitis

• Sjogren’s syndrome

• Short stature

• Scleroderma

• Steatorrhea

• Spina bifida

• SLE

• Tremors

• Parkinson’s disease

• Glossitis

• Vitiligo

• Vomiting

• Vaginitis

• UTI

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