What are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

The symptoms for celiac disease can vary from person to person, and are often different for children than for adults. The Celiac Disease Foundation lists the following possible symptoms:

unexplained iron-deficiency anemia
bone or joint pain
osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss)
liver and biliary tract disorders (transaminitis, fatty liver, primary sclerosing cholangitis, etc.)
depression or anxiety
peripheral neuropathy ( tingling, numbness or pain in the hands and feet)
seizures or migraines
missed menstrual periods
infertility or recurrent miscarriage
canker sores inside the mouth
dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)

Possible symptoms for children may include chronic diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue.

Note that celiac disease shares symptoms with many other diseases/autoimmune disorders, and should NOT be self-diagnosed! If you suspect you have celiac disease, talk to your doctor about your symptoms.



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