There are more than 300 symptoms of celiac disease. The symptoms of celiac disease vary amongst different people. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person has irritability or depression. Some patients develop symptoms early in life, while others feel healthy far into adulthood. Some people with celiac disease may not show any symptoms. These differences can make celiac diagnosis extremely difficult resulting in 95% of celiacs undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and cancer.
Some of the most common symptoms of celiac disease include:
Do you have celiac disease? Take the NFCA Celiac Disease Symptom Checklist. Once you have filled out th form, submit for a print friendly version. Then take your newly printed symptoms checklist form with your answers to your doctor. Visit the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) at www.celiaccentral.org today to get more information about Celiac Disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.