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8 Things All Celiac Patients Must Understand

5. Celiac disease symptoms build over time

Gluten can cause a significant amount of damage to the small intestine, triggering heavy consequences in the future for celiac patients. In most cases it is believed that it only affects the small intestines, but the truth is that it may also affect other important body parts.

Among the problems that can be caused by accidentally or intentionally consuming food with gluten, these are some of the most common ones that could be mentioned:

  • Malnutrition, since the body will not be able to properly ingest all the nutrients that food provides
  • Fatigue and other problems linked to the loss of energy
  • A higher risk of developing cancer