Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Celiac Disease Symptoms

Did you know that there are approximately 300 different symptoms known for Celiac Disease?

Something all of us forget, is that Celiac Disease effects people differently.  While one person may have diarrhea and migraines, another may have infertility and anemia.  Some people with Celiac Disease often have no symptoms at all, and in those cases, the undamaged part of the small intestine is still able to absorb enough nutrients to prevent symptoms, yet anyone diagnosed with CD is at risk for some of the complications of CD.

  • Frequent abdominal bloating and pain
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Pale, foul-smelling stool
  • Iron-deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy
  • Fatigue
  • Failure to thrive or short stature
  • Delayed puberty
  • Pain in the joints
  • Tingling numbness in the legs
  • Pale sores inside the mouth
  • A skin rash called dermatitis hepetiformis
  • Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
  • Unexplained infertility or recurrent miscarriage
  • Osteopenia (mild) or osteoporosis (more serious bone density problem)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression
  • Vitamin D deficiency 
I found some great links from University of Chicago as well as a great guide.  Extremely informative.

Here you will find an overview of CD, Symptoms, Antibody Screening info, Genetic Screening info, Diagnosis of CD info, Treatment info, follow-up testing info and last but not least Facts and figures of CD.

Enjoy! xoxo 

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