What are the Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

A disease that can be difficult to diagnose, celiac disease is classified as an immune reaction to eating gluten. A protein commonly found in rye, barley, spelt, and wheat products, eating gluten when you have celiac disease, will trigger an immune response, which can cause inflammation and damage to occur to the small intestine. While there is no cure, it can be managed through diet, which entails a person to follow a strict gluten-free diet. Unfortunately, this disease can be difficult to diagnose since it affects each person differently. In fact, there are more than 200 known symptoms of celiac disease, but yet some people with celiac have no symptoms at all.

While the reasons are not known, some people may develop this condition as a child, or as an adult. A serious condition, celiac disease comes with a plethora of negative symptoms, and they can all differ from person to person. However, knowing the common signs and symptoms of celiac disease can give you an idea if you should see your doctor to be tested for celiac disease.

For Children:

• Chronic diarrhea
• Iron-deficiency anemia
• Constipation
• Weight loss
• Bloating
• Abdominal pain
• Vomiting
• Fatigue
• Fatty, pale, or foul-smelling stools
• Behavioral issues
• Irritability
• ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
• Delays in growth
• Delays in puberty
• Failure to thrive
• Short stature
• Enamel defects in teeth

For Adults:

• Depression
• Fatigue
• Anxiety
• Mouth canker sores
• Itchy skin
• Iron-deficiency anemia
• Arthritis
• Seizures
• Tingling/numbness in feet and hands
• Migraines
• Infertility
• Pain in the hands and feet
• Bone loss
• Bone or joint pain
• Missed menstrual periods
• Recurrent miscarriage
• Biliary tract disorders
• Liver disorders

Fortunately, if you have celiac disease, we can help here at The Salerno Center. Here at The Salerno Center, we will help you control this condition by creating an individualized and comprehensive treatment program for you. Contact us today to learn more!

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