Celiac disease can present more than 300 symptoms, making it tricky to diagnose. Some people may experience diarrhea and abdominal pain or bloating, while others may experience fatigue and weight loss, among other symptoms.
From my experience and if I look at myself at younger ages, I can now understand many of the issues I had and am feeling much better now. If I had found out I had celiac disease earlier, I would have prevented much of the damage eating gluten has caused and I have been struggling with fatigue, headaches, constipation and such as osteoporosis,.
In some cases the disorder of Celiac disease found in children can be asymptomatic (no symptoms) and they can develop the disease in late age.
The symptoms are so varied and, if you start to read through them below, maybe everyone will start to believe they have issues with gluten.Sometimes also symptoms are not clear, and the patient just generally feels unwell.
Although these symptoms have affected me, some patients do not have classical symptoms of celiac disease but maybe they have developed the disease.
Unfortunately many of those non visible symptoms still affected me when I have accidentally eaten even a small amount of gluten.
The main common symptoms of celiac disease include:
▪Digestive and IBS Symptoms including abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, constipation, diahrrea, nausea, vomiting
▪Acid reflux, Gastritis, gastrointestinal symptoms, including haemorrhage
▪Brain fog: difficulty concentrating, trouble remembering information
▪Psychological Disorders, Depression symptoms, Moods related changes, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Irritability
▪High risk for neurological and psychiatric disease including alzheimers dementia, Bipolar or Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis
▪High risk for learning disability including Autism and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
▪Fatigue and on going low energy levels
▪Arthritis: muscle and joint pain, muscle cramps, muscle weakness
▪Nerve damage: Numbness and Tingling in the arms & legs
▪Type 1 Diabetes
▪Weight Loss, Nutrient Deficiencies, delayed growth and puberty, short stature
▪Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
▪Nutrient deficiencies: Vitamin B12, D, and K and unexplained iron-deficiency including anemia
▪Dental enamel defects of the permanent teeth,
failure to thrive for children, delayed growth and puberty, short stature,
▪A degree of lactose intolerance may develop
▪Skin issue including Dermatitis herpetiformis (rashes typically on the elbows, knees and buttocks), eczema, skin itchy and rashes
▪Unhealthy pale appearance