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Since it is Celiac Awareness Month I thought it would be a perfect time to review symptoms as well as tips. There are more than 300 symptoms of celiac disease, and symptoms may vary among different people.
One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person has irritability or depression. Some patients develop celiac symptoms early in life, while others feel healthy far into adulthood. Some people with celiac disease have no signs or symptoms.
These differences can make celiac diagnosis extremely difficult, resulting in 95% of Celiac undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.

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Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and cancer.

 
Some of the most common symptoms of celiac disease include:


Bloating – Gas- Diarrhea –  Constipation- Fatigue  – Itchy Skin Rash  –   Tingling/Numbness –    Pale Mouth Sores  –   Joint Pain

Delayed Growth  –   Poor Weight Gain –    Thin Bones  –   Infertility-    Headaches –    Depression   –  Irritability   –  Discolored Teeth

 

 
Some people with celiac disease may have no symptoms at all. There are people without symptoms are still at risk for the complications of celiac disease. Recognizing celiac disease can be difficult because some of its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases. Celiac disease can be confused with irritable bowel syndrome, iron-deficiency anemia caused by menstrual blood loss, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, intestinal infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome. As a result, celiac disease has long been under diagnosed or misdiagnosed. As doctors become more aware of the many varied symptoms of the disease and reliable blood tests become more available, diagnosis rates are increasing.
Before undergoing any testing it would be wise to one should continue to eat a diet that includes foods with gluten, such as breads and pastas. If a person stops eating foods with gluten before being tested, the results may be negative for celiac disease even if the disease is present.

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