What Are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?
The symptoms of celiac disease in children and adults can be similar, but in children there are some things that are present that an adult would not be prone to. Some of the symptoms may alert a parent to see if their child has celiac would be if others in the immediate and extended family suffer. Some signs that indicate a child with celiac disease are: : lack of motivation, fatty or foul smelling stool, short stature and abdominal pain. Failure to hit puberty, chronic vomiting, and a short stature may also be signs of celiac disease in older children.
Over thirty-four percent of people are diagnosed with celiac disease in adulthood, and in adults the symptoms may be more worrying and look differently. Adults can suffer an array of symptoms from celiac disease. Bone and joint pain, unexplained anemia, seizure and migraines, fatigue, depression, peripheral neuropathy, liver and biliary tract disorders, canker sores, dermatitis and missed periods are some of the signs that should prompt someone to get tested for celiac disease, particularly if they are having these symptoms concurrently.