Celiac and Gluten Miscarriages
Are you having trouble getting pregnant? Maybe you have already suffered
a miscarriage - even multiple miscarriages. At Braverman IVF & Reproductive
Immunology, we are dedicated to helping people like you fulfill their
dreams of raising a family. If you've already suffered a one or more
miscarriages, you probably feel hopeless and frustrated. We understand.
There are many causes for recurrent pregnancy loss. If you've lost
more than one pregnancy, you may have gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
About Celiac Disease and Gluten
Celiac disease is a disease that involves the digestive system. Simply
put, celiac disease prevents your small intestine from properly absorbing
nutrients - primarily gluten. Gluten is a protein found in many foods,
- Soy Sauce
- French Fries
Additionally, medicines, vitamins lip balms and other everyday products
may contain gluten. If you have gluten intolerance and eat a food that
you are allergic to, your body may respond by damaging the villi in your
small intestine. Villi allows your body to absorb nutrients; without them,
you will become malnourished. Thus, celiac disease is a malabsorbtion
problem and an immune-related disease.
Celiac Disease, Gluten and Pregnancy Loss
Celiac disease and gluten intolerance may contribute to pregnancy loss.
One of the most frustrating things about multiple miscarriages is that
problems related to fertility are extremely complicated. According to
scientific research, gluten intolerance, celiac disease and pregnancy
loss may be related. In the past, patients who are allergic to gluten
or have celiac disease may be able to prevent miscarriage by avoiding
foods and products with gluten.
If your past miscarriages are related to celiac disease, treating the disease
and identifying other associated conditions may help to prevent future
pregnancy loss or other infertility issues. Evidence suggests that women
who are gluten intolerant are far more likely to experience pregnancy
loss than women who are not allergic. It may not only be the Celiac disease
that is the problem, as the genetics present in Celiac disease also predispose
these patients to other autoimmune issues that can lead to pregnancy failure.
Additionally, the general health and side effects related to celiac disease
may make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant or carry a healthy
baby. If you are gluten intolerant or have tested positive for celiac
disease, call Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology. We are ready
to develop an effective miscarriage treatment plan so that you can have
a safe and healthy pregnancy in the future. Contact us as soon as possible
to set up an initial consultation so that we can talk to you about your
options; Dr. Braverman is ready to help.