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.

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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

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