Celiac Disease and Women's Health: A Guide to Understanding
Celiac disease is commonly associated with gastrointestinal issues, but it can also impact the reproductive system, resulting in complications such as infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
The obstetric and gynecologic community can help improve detection and treatment of celiac disease, helping women achieve better health for themselves, as well as their future children.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) encourages women's health practitioners to educate themselves and their patients about celiac disease and proper treatment through the gluten-free diet.
Read testimonials from those on the ground and in the field of celiac research and awareness. Includes a note from Alice Bast, Founder & President of NFCA.
Women are more commonly affected by celiac disease than men. Get facts and figures about celiac disease in the female population.
Celiac disease can emerge in a variety of symptoms, and some are unique to the female population. Learn some of the signs that indicate celiac disease may be present.
Blood tests are the first step in achieving a definitive diagnosis of celiac disease. Find out which tests are recommended for diagnosing this autoimmune disorder.
Women have unique nutritional needs, but celiac disease can hinder their vitamin and nutrient intake. Discover how the gluten-free diet can improve absorption, especially during the critical time of pregnancy.
Academic articles, continuing medical education programming and guidelines on identification and treatment of celiac disease in women, specifically for the obstetric and gynecologic community.
Visit our Research News page to get the latest updates on celiac disease studies and findings related to the gluten-free diet.