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Celiac Disease: An Invisible Illness with Real Impacts


Celiac disease is a very real illness, even though the painful effects aren’t always visible on the outside. The serious genetic autoimmune disease effects roughly 3-million Americans yet a shocking 83-percent of celiac sufferers remain diagnosed. Unfortunately, if left untreated, celiac disease can cause thyroid disease, osteoporosis, anemia, and even trigger the development of cancer (i.e., non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, adenocarcinoma of the small intestine, and enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma). Patient support organizations, like BeyondCeliac.org, work to help patients make early diagnosis and effectively manage their illness, as well as to create awareness and put real faces to this invisible illness…

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Source: BeyondCeliac.org

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