Healthy Living

Long-Term Health Risks of Untreated Celiac Disease

Infertility and miscariages

Anemia, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, and micronutrients may lead to low sperm count in men, and poor egg quality in women. Infertility is a condition when women fail to get pregnant within 12 months of regular and unprotected sex, while miscarriage is when the fetus is lost before it could mature. In celiac disease, preterm birth or low weight births are also common.

Infertility or miscarriages are not just due to malnutrition, but they are also due to chronic inflammation, the formation of micro-clots, changes in the properties of blood flow, and much more.