by Alan R

A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A person can get celiac disease with or without the ones listed below. The chances of getting the disease is greater in people who have many.

Celiac disease is more common in women. It is also more common among people of northern European descent.

Other things that may raise the risk are:

  • Family history—The disease is more common in people who have other family members with it, especially a parent or sibling.
  • Genetics—People who have certain genes that are linked to problems with the immune system are at higher risk.
  • Health problems that raise the risk of the disease are:

References

Celiac disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.

Celiac disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.

Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.

What is celiac disease? Celiac Disease Foundation website. Available at: https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.

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