Gluten Plays a Role in Autoimmune Hormone Disease

Autoimmune Hormone Disease

Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, bloating, dry skin, and joint pain are all symptoms that can persist even while on a gluten free diet. One of the biggest reasons why has to do with gluten’s impact on your thyroid gland. The thyroid makes hormones that regulate your metabolism, and when this gland isn’t working properly, neither are you. Keep reading to learn what you can do……

More medical research makes the connection between gluten and
thyroid disease…

The results of previous studies have indicated that the increased number of patients with other autoimmune disorders such as: autoimmune thyroid diseases, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and Addison’s disease. A coincidence of the above diseases constitutes autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS). The high prevalence of CD in APS is probably due to the common genetic predisposition to the coexistent autoimmune diseases. The majority of adult patients have the atypical or silent type of the disease. This is the main reason why CD so often goes undiagnosed or the diagnosis is delayed. The authors go on to state that if gluten sensitivity is not diagnosed many of the additional consequences are –

• haematological (anemia)
• metabolical (osteopenia/osteoporosis)
• obstetric-gynaecological (infertility, spontaneous abortions, late
puberty, early menopause)
• neurological (migraine, ataxia, epilepsy)
• increased risk of malignancy, especially: lymphoma, small
intestine, mouth, and esophageal cancers

September 23, 2018

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