Celiac disease is associated with hyperparathyroidism, but not the most common form of the condition. It can lead to secondary hyperparathyroidism, not primary hyperparathyroidism.
Can celiac disease cause hyperparathyroidism?
Celiac disease, or any disease that causes chronic diarrhea or intestinal malabsorption, can cause secondary hyperparathyroidism - not primary hyperparathyroidism. In secondary hyperparathyroidism due to celiac disease, the calcium is chronically low because the intestines have difficulty absorbing it. The PTH rises in response to the low calcium. All four parathyroid glands will produce more P...