H Pylori, Celiac Disease & Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children...

It’s rare to find studies that examine the health effects of both H pylori infection and celiac disease. Both conditions can cause the same, or similar symptoms, including bloating, heartburn, weight loss, irritable bowels, diarrhea, headaches and nausea. Celiac disease is a serious condition in which dietary gluten (in wheat, rye, barley) triggers an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine. H pylori causes an inflammatory reaction in the stomach, so it’s easy to see how these conditions cause similar symptoms. It is believed that 50% of the world’s population carries H pylori. Conservative estimates suggest that 1% of the...