Celiac Disease Symptoms

Celiac Disease Symptoms list may lead you to ask if gluten affects you. Before going gluten-free, get a blood test for Celiac Disease Diagnosis. Here’s why.

Very Important note from Celiac Support Group to anyone who thinks they might have a problem with gluten: Do not go gluten-free before being tested for celiac disease! Otherwise, the diagnostic tests for celiac disease may be falsely negative, and to know for sure will require a patient to eat a bunch of gluten again before retesting (doctors’ timetables may differ).

Doctors will want to rule out Celiac Disease before testing for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity or other gluten-related disorders. Doctors likely will monitor and follow people with a Celiac Disease diagnosis differently than people without this diagnosis. Also, Celiacs and others with gluten-related disorders have a disability (the need to eat gluten free) that is recognized by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Those without any formal diagnosis are not so protected.

Celiac Disease Symptoms

Celiac disease symptoms may be absent (celiacs have been diagnosed with no perceived symptoms whatsoever). On the other hand…

Celiac disease symptoms may be painful (For example: headaches, muscle weakness or cramps, bone and joint pain).

Celiac disease symptoms and associated conditions have grown to more than 300.

Celiac disease symptoms can occur in ANY body system.

Gastrointestinal symptoms for celiac disease commonly include diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea/constipation, bloating, cramping, flatulence, vomiting, and lactose-maltose-sucrose intolerances.

People with neurological symptoms related to celiac disease may describe “brain fog,” find it hard to concentrate, or complain of tiredness or appetite changes or depression or irritability. Other neurological symptoms associated with celiac disease range from peripheral neuropathy (numbness or burning or tingling in hands and/or feet) to gluten ataxia. One study reported that more than half of undiagnosed celiacs have neurological symptoms.

Delayed puberty, infertility, and miscarriages are among reproductive system symptoms that may indicate undiagnosed celiac disease.

Endocrine (hormonal), cardiological, musculoskeletal, immune, blood, skin, or mouth/dental symptoms also may be present in undiagnosed celiac disease.

Celiac disease symptoms can include signs of nutrient deficiencies (for example, anemia, or night blindness).

Celiac disease symptoms may be vague, or may change over time (for example, weight loss or weight gain for no known reason).

Celiac disease can be present alongside other autoimmune or non-autoimmune conditions.

Celiac Support Group Symptom Chart provides a more detailed list of symptoms and conditions associated with celiac disease.

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