Celiac disease patients may need to watch more than just what they eat when it comes to their health. They may need to watch the health of their nerves, too. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. A new study found that patients with celiac disease were two and a half times more likely to develop neuropathy, that’s nerve damage, than people who did not have the autoimmune digestive disorder. Patients with neuropathy typically have weakness, numbness or pain in their extremities. While the cause of nerve damage in celiac patients was unclear, the.