All About Celiac Disease and Infertility

Do you know that there are no typical signs and symptoms for all people suffering from celiac disease?

The celiac disease symptoms vary from person to person. People suffering from celiac disease often complain of having general gastric complaints, abdominal pain, intermittent diarrhea, bloating, etc.

You all would be sad to read that celiac disease mimics symptoms of other conditions and makes the celiac disease more challenging.

The list of these symptoms is skin disorders, Crohn’s disease, gastric ulcers, anemia, parasitic infection, nervous disorders, irritable bowel, etc.

Celiac DiseaseVarious celiac disease signs and symptoms you should know about

Some of the celiac disease symptoms are mentioned below-have a look!

1. Dental and bone disorder (such as osteoporosis)
2. Stomach discomfort
3. Depression
4. Tingling sensation in legs and feet (neuropathy)
5. Irritability
6. Skin rash
7. Joint pain
8. Muscle cramps
9. Mouth sores

Celiac disease results in the malabsorption of nutrients. Depending on the degree of malabsorption, various signs and symptoms of celiac disease are written below- check them out!

1. Diarrhea
2. Anemia
3. Abdominal cramps, gas and bloating
4. Coetaneous bleeding
5. Easy bruising
6. Flatulence
7. Epistaxis (nose bleeding)
8. Fatigue or general weakness
9. Borborygmi (stomach rumbling)
10. Foul smell or grayish stools that are often fatty and oily
11. Panic attacks
12. Hypocalcaemia/ hypomagnesaemia
13. Pallor (unhealthy pale appearance)
14. Infertility
15. Osteoporosis
16. Iron deficiency anemia
17. Nausea
18. Lymphocytic gastritis
19. Muscle weakness
20. Muscle wasting
21. Hematuria (red urine)
22. Gastrointestinal symptoms
23. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
24. Obesity
25. Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
26. Weight loss
27. Stunted growth in children
28. Voracious appetite
29. Vertigo
30. Vitamin K deficiency
31. Vitamin B12 deficiency
32. Vitamin D deficiency

The second set of celiac disease symptoms are:

1.  Autism
2. Attention deficit disorder
3. Bacterial overgrowth
4. Down syndrome
5. Epilepsy
6. Heart failure
7. Growth hormone deficiency
8. Migraine headaches
9. Intestinal bowel syndrome
10. Multiple sclerosis
11. Psoriasis
12. Sarcoidosis
13. Schizophrenia
14. Sepsis
15. Sjogrens syndrome
16. Thrombocytopenic purpura
17. Thyroid and pancreatic disorders
18. Tuberculosis
19. Liver disease
20. Kidney disease
21. Impotency
22. Gall bladder disease
23. Cognitive impairment

Celiac disease and infertility

Even though the link between celiac disease and infertility has long known, the connection between celiac disease and infertility was highly publicized only in 2010.

The main reason for celiac disease and infertility in women is that women having gluten intolerance had started having periods later and stops their menstruating earlier.

Thus, fewer ovulations occur which is the main cause of their infertility.

Since menopause starts earlier than normal it does not help well for conception.

Celiac disease and infertility also cause an irregular menstrual cycle that makes it difficult in getting pregnant.

Along with various other remedies, acupuncture for fertility can help a lot if done correctly by the expert.

Celiac disease causes miscarriages and preterm labor too.

For men, lower sperm count, altered shape, reduced functions are the problems caused by celiac disease.

Diet for Celiac disease and infertility

Despite having celiac disease, one can improve the chances of conceiving in many ways. The main problem is gluten and realizing a gluten-free diet, one can have more chances of getting pregnant.

If you suspect that you have gluten intolerance, the first thing you have to do is undergoing celiac disease tests. If it confirms your gluten intolerance, start eating a gluten-free diet for fertility.

Go for food forms that are gluten-free. People suffering from Celiac disease can have several grains other than wheat, barley. They can consume bread prepared from pea, soy, corn, rice, etc.

They can eat fresh, canned fruits, dry fruits, fresh veggies, jam, jelly, lean meat, cottage, cheese, cream, low-fat milk, yogurt.

By adhering strict gluten-free diet for lifelong, one can manage this disease.