Sunday September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day

Although some who have celiac disease may not show any symptoms even though their immune system is affected, others may show some of the more common reactions.  If someone is suffering from one or more of the items listed below they may need to be screened for celiac disease. Sunday September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day.

Classic symptoms of Celiac Disease:

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Adominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Other symptoms include:

  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Bloating, gas and/or abdominal pain
  • Bones that break easily
  • Bruising
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Delayed growth
  • Depression or irritability
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Discolored teeth or enamel problems
  • Dry eyes
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Edema
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fatigue
  • Hard to flush stools
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Joint pain
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Menstrual problems
  • Migraines
  • Mouth sores and ulcers (canker sores)
  • Nutritional deficiencies; iron, vitamins A,D, E, K, Calcium
  • Reflux (Heartburn)
  • Skin problems and rashes
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Unexplained weight loss
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