Celiac Disease Symptoms

By Leah Rendon

Celiac disease occurs when gluten products, such as bread, pasta or wheat, cause a negative reaction in the small intestine. As celiac disease can lead to more serious complications involving your nervous system, organs, bones or brain, it's important you recognize the symptoms and get treatment as soon as possible.

Celiac disease occurs when gluten products, such as bread, pasta or wheat, cause a negative reaction in the small intestine. As celiac disease can lead to more serious complications involving your nervous system, organs, bones or brain, it’s important you recognize the symptoms and get treatment as soon as possible.

Digestive Disorders

The most common symptoms of celiac disease include such digestive disorders as diarrhea and grayish stools, as well as abdominal pain, cramps and bloating. Unintended weight loss may also occur.

General Pain

Sensations such as joint pain, muscle cramps, tingling in the extremities, weakness and overall fatigue may surface as the result of celiac disease.

Skin Rash

An itchy and inflamed skin rash may appear, particularly on the knees, elbows and buttocks, as a symptom of the disease. Some people may experience painful mouth sores as well.

Weak Bones and Anemia

Weakened bones and the detection of anemia can also serve as signs of celiac disease.

Symptoms in Children

Children suffering from celiac disease may experience truly harsh symptoms such as stunted growth, distended stomachs, irritability and foul-smelling stools.

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About the Author

A travel writer since 2002, Leah Rendon has written countless articles for online pop-culture magazines and various travel-related websites, including Eurobooking and World66. Gosford also has experience in copywriting, having developed a series of articles related to network marketing. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in theater arts.

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