Celiac disease is hereditary and can be transferred to some with dominant traits for this disorder. While some can be carriers for this disorder and not feel any symptoms, others could easily suffer. This disease can be triggered by various factors as well. Stressors such as emotional instability, physiological stress such as pregnancy, childbirth and surgery accounts to a small portion of those who are affected by this condition. Race also plays a part with risk factors.
Celiac disease is pretty rare among African, Caribbean and Asian background, however, it is more likely that women are the ones who are more affected than men. The true nature and prevalence of this condition is idiopathic. This condition has various manifestations that are readily linked with other digestive disorders and could easily be left unnoticed. The world's largest population affected by celiac sprue would be the Europeans who account for the most prevalence of this disease. A stusy shows that Celiac Sprue can affect an estimated sum of about 1 of every 215-300 people from across Europe. In the US, it is approximated that 1 out of 3000 people is likely to have Celiac Sprue.
While some experts say that this approximaton is quite accurate, others see this figure as an understatement for this hereditary disease. Celiac Sprue arises from various auto immune responses to gluten and other innate factors such as heredity. People need a constant exposure to gluten and have the faulty gene to certainly acquire celiac sprue. If left untreated, this condition could lead to other diseases related to severe malnourishment. Some of which could lead to severe dehydraton, shock, seizures, cardiac problems and death.