Dr. David Israel, BSc, MD, FRCPC, Gastroenterologist, discusses family history and celiac disease.
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Featuring Dr. David Israel, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Duration: 38 seconds
Celiac disease have a strong genetic predisposition.
So if one of the family has been diagnosed, one have a higher risk for the other members to develop the same condition.
It doesn't mean that they will have it, but instead of having a risk of one in two hundred, their risk may be one in 20, which is 10 times higher.
So in case you were diagnosed, or if your child or siblings were diagnosed, and you don't feel perfectly well, you should really consult your family physician and ask the question should you be screened?
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