Celiac symptoms can appear as early as 6 months of age, with slow growth and under-weight of your baby.
In some cases, symptoms may be less severe, going unnoticed for years, even well into adulthood.
In other cases, the symptoms are so severe, that there is clearly a problem in childhood.
One the one hand, severe celiac cases are distressing, especially to parents who have no idea what is wrong with their child. Of course they are propelled into action, looking for the cause.
Although gaining awareness among doctors, there are still stories of doctors who mis-diagnose the disease.
Less severe cases are less distressing, but the bad news is that the disease can carry on for years, causing a great deal of damage over time.
Celiac Disease Symptoms
- Malnutrition due to reduced absorption of food nutrients
- Abnormal stools
- Muscle wasting
- Poor muscle tone
- Low appetite
- weight loss
- Foul smelling stools
- Abdominal cramps
- Foul gas
- Acid reflux
- Ataxia (lack of coordination)
- Mouth ulcers
- Folate deficiency (lack of Vitamin M, forms of Vitamin B-9)
- Calcium metabolism disturbance
- Dermatitis: clusters of itchy blisters, usually on the knees, elbows and buttocks.
Avoid any and all gluten in your diet at all times, for the rest of your life.
- See celiac article