I recently was diagnosed with Celiac Disease

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First off I want to say this is one of the most supportive groups I have ever encountered.

That being said I’m looking for some help/advice. I recently was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I just found out today that I have fatty infiltration in my liver. The doctor is ordering a blood screen of my liver and a CAT scan because this was originally found on an ultrasound and he can see the infiltration but cannot see how much it effected.

My question is, could this be linked to Celiac Disease? I have read a few articles that mentioned it does and sometimes the effects are reversed by just cutting out gluten. I am worried about this a lot since the liver does so much for your body. Has anyone had this problem at all? Mind you I was just diagnosed and I am not sure how long Celiac has been effecting my body but my Celiac blood screen was very high and my small intestine did have a lot of damage verified by an EDG.

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Don 3 years 5 Answers 213 views 0

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  1. It is absolutely due to celiac. Celiac causes malnutrition. Malnutrition causes fatty liver. I passed on all the testing when they wanted me to go thru all that. https://celiac.org/blog/2015/07/celiac-disease-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/

  2. I had it when I was diagnosed. That was several decades ago. Being 100% gluten free seemed to help

  3. I had it for years, before being diagnosed with celiac disease. My levels seem to be leveling out since going gluten free.

  4. The Dr.’s missed my celiac diagnosis back in the 70’s but told me that I had a very large, fatty liver and need to stop drinking. I have never been a drinker so was even more baffled about my ill health. After being diagnosed as a double gene celiac 20 years later, my fatty liver issue resolved fairly quickly but my liver became very sensitive to many medications and I often feel discomfort under my rib cage from it.

  5. Yes my liver was a mess now I’m gluten free about 18 months and all my numbers are in range I’m so happy !

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