The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease

The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease patients should be screened for Fibromyalgia. Recently, quite often there are cases where people have both symptoms of Fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases. Symptoms of celiac disease, which can be attributed to the autoimmune disease is often correlated with the last one. Scientists of the University of Bologna, Italy conducted a study aimed at finding the connection between this two diseases.

To do this, 90 patients of rheumatic outpatient clinics who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, were tested for celiac disease. Patients who have been diagnosed as gluten intolerant a group of 114 patients with celiac disease was examined for symptoms of fibromyalgia. Patients with chronic pain were referred to rheumatic department.

According to the study it was reported that among patients with fibromyalgia about 1% of patients suffer from gluten intolerance, which corresponds to the global statistics of people suffering from this disease. Interesting statistics showed celiac disease – 11.4% of them after a more thorough investigation was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Thus, we can conclude, people with fibromyalgia are not prone to gluten intolerance, celiac disease, but the patient should undergo further examination.

According to Alessio Fez, a specialist of the Center studies of celiac disease, gluten intolerance causes more than 55 wide range of diseases! You will not believe, but it is an abnormal reaction to gluten can cause osteoporosis and anemia, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus, chronic fatigue, and stomach ulcers. Moreover, it is the intolerance of many modern scientists have linked to the development of neurological and psychiatric diseases such as depression and schizophrenia, migraine and dementia, neuropathy and epilepsy. In addition, recent studies suggest a direct link between gluten intolerance and autism.

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  1. Candice Victoria Bennett

    I was diagnosed with Fibro 10 years ago. My 13yr old daughter was diagnosed a bout a month ago. With other things getting worse her neurologist ordered a Celiac panel. Guess what???? She has Celiac. My family is finding that all that have been diagnosed with Fibro, rest a lot of relief, or elminate their symptoms by going gluten free. Thank you for your article.

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