Most times mouth ulcers (canker sores) are harmless, but they sometimes indicate the presence of Crohn’s disease or celiac disease.
Mouth ulcers are unpleasant and annoying at the best of times, but have you ever considered why you’re suffering with them?
Ttiredness and weight loss could be the reason for mouth ulcers – or it could be something more serious altogether.
Coeliac disease is a digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten – and mouth ulcers could be your body’s way of telling you it’s suffering.Professor Chris Hawkey, a gastroenterologist and chairman of gut and liver charity CORE, revealed this news.
Recurrently suffering with mouth ulcers could be a sign of something much more serious
Speaking to Mail Online said: “The antibodies released by the immune system in response to gluten damage the lining of the gut, so nutrients such as iron and folate are not absorbed properly.”These are needed for cell repair, including in the mouth.”
The doctor suggested a blood test or ‘biopsy of the gut’ could be used by healthcare professionals to diagnose the disease.
Shockingly, recurrent mouth ulcers could also be a symptom of Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s is caused by inflammation in the lining of the gut, all the way from the mouth to the anus.
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