The information contained in this section has been procured from  the Mayo Clinic.

It is all for educational purposes and not intended to be taken as medical advice.

Symtptoms in Adults/Childre

Symptoms in Adults

The signs and symptoms of celiac disease can vary greatly and differ in

children and adults. Digestive signs and symptoms for adults include:

  • Diarrhea  cooking blog

  • Fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Bloating and gas

  • Abdominal pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Constipation

However, more than half the adults with celiac disease have signs and symptoms unrelated to the digestive system, including:

  • Anemia, usually from iron deficiency

  • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis) or softening of bone (osteomalacia)

  • Itchy, blistery skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Headaches and fatigue

  • Nervous system injury, including numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, possible problems with balance, and cognitive impairment

  • Joint pain

  • Reduced functioning of the spleen (hyposplenism)

Source: Mayo Clinic

Symptoms in Children

Children with celiac disease are more likely than adults to have

digestive problems, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Swollen belly

  • Constipation

  • Gas

  • Pale, foul-smelling stools

The inability to absorb nutrients might result in:

  • Failure to thrive for infants

  • Damage to tooth enamel

  • Weight loss

  • Anemia

  • Irritability

  • Short stature

  • Delayed puberty

  • Neurological symptoms, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, headaches, lack of muscle coordination and seizures

Source: Mayo Clinic