If celiac disease is properly managed, most people diagnosed with celiac disease can have a normal life expectancy. However, if celiac disease is not treated with a diet that is completely free of gluten, then the damage that is caused to the small intestine will continue and it could potentially be life threatening.
Do celiacs die early?
Overall, people with untreated or unresponsive celiac disease have increased early mortality compared to the general population. 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.
Why celiacs are slowly dying?
What happens with celiac disease is that it progresses very slowly. Its the first part of the 20 feet of intestine that absorbs nutrients and the disease progresses slowly down the length of the intestine. And if the lower intestine can compensate, which it does for a while, then theres no evident symptoms.
Is being celiac a disability?
Celiac disease is not listed in the Social Security Administrations (SSA) “Blue Book” listing of impairments, so an application for SSDI must include a medical statement showing that your condition is severe enough to be considered equivalent to a disability that has a listing, such as inflammatory bowel disease (5.06
Does celiac get worse over time?
Once gluten is out of the picture, your small intestine will start to heal. But because celiac disease is so hard to diagnose, people can have it for years. This long-term damage to the small intestine may start to affect other parts of the body. Many of these problems will go away with a gluten-free diet.