Celiac Disease Symptoms
Oh, I wish I could tell that if you have x, y, and z, you sure as heck have celiac disease symptoms, but celiac disease is not that cut and dry.
Diagnosis without blood tests and/or biopsy is virtually impossible due to the vagueness of symptoms and variance from person to person.
To complicate things further, untreated celiac disease can cause a slew of other ailments, which will result in array of symptoms that can make pin pointing celiac disease confusing. Do I have IBS or do I have celiac disease? Maybe my celiac disease caused my IBS?
Ugh! The good news is that this web of discomfort and illness can be unraveled. The first step back to wellness is to look for the following signs that something is not going right inside your body.
- Skin rash
- Joint pain
- Weight fluctuations
- Anemia and other vitamin deficiencies
- Unhealthy stool
If you feel that you might have Celiac Disease, start monitoring your diet. Keep a food journal to record everything you eat and drink in a detailed manner and keep another journal to log how you feel day to day. This will come in handy when you visit the doctor.
The easiest way to tell if gluten is making you ill is to remove all sources of gluten from your diet for a few weeks to a month. If your symptoms go away and your health improves it may be gluten to blame.
One last helpful tip: Celiac disease is genetic. If you have a family history of diagnosed celiac disease or ailments like: osteoporosis, IBS, depression, or gastrointestinal troubles you may have celiac disease.
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