Healthy Living

Long-Term Health Risks of Untreated Celiac Disease

Deficiency of vitamins and minerals

Malabsorption, weight loss, lack of vitamins and minerals are all classic symptoms of celiac disease, which are the result of the destruction of villi in the small intestine. Healthy intestinal villi are essential for the absorption of iron, calcium, zinc, vitamins of group B (niacin, riboflavin, cyanocobalamin), vitamins D, and many other micronutrients like copper. Switching to a gluten-free diet and taking supplements are the methods to correct this deficit.