Eventually, this can lead to malnourishment, as well as loss of bone density, miscarriage, infertility or even neurological diseases or certain cancers. If your celiac disease isnt better after at least a year without gluten, its called refractory or nonresponsive celiac disease.
What happens if you dont eat gluten?
Common symptoms are diarrhea or constipation, vomiting and weight loss, malnutrition, anemia (low levels of red blood cells), tiredness or fatigue, bone or joint pain, depression, stomach bloating and pain, and short stature in children.
Can you die if your gluten free?
Without diagnosis and treatment, celiac disease is ultimately fatal in 10 to 30% of people. Currently this outcome is rare, as most people do well if they avoid gluten. Following a gluten-free diet heals the damage to the intestines and prevents further damage.
What happens when a gluten free person eats gluten?
When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, the immune system recognizes it as a foreign invader and begins producing antibodies to fight it. Unfortunately, healthy cells are also damaged in the process – particularly the villi lining the small intestine.