31 Jul 2019
symptoms of celiac disease

Celiac disease is an intestinal digestive disease that causes your body to react when you consume gluten. About 1 out of every 100 Americans suffers from this kind of disease and it is typically passed down genetically (so you can thank your parents for that one). While there are some far more common symptoms of the disease, such as obvious allergic reactions whenever you eat bread or consume pasta, there are less noticeable signs of the disease that may be going on right under your nose. In fact, here are seven signs of celiac disease that often go unrecognized.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Strange Rashes On Elbows and/or Knees

Have you ever woken up or looked at your elbows and knees, only to find a rash that doesn’t make any sense? You might try to think back over the last few days to pinpoint the reasoning behind the rash. If this is something that has happened to you (especially more than once) it’s usually because of some kind of digestive issue. So while once might be a fluke, if it happens multiple times it’s time to see a doctor.

Dental Problems

Your mouth is a window into your overall health. Are you developing cavities more frequently? Perhaps your teeth feel more sensitive than normal? Weak teeth can be a sign of your body’s inability to absorb nutrients.

Iron Deficiency

If you have any kind of routine blood test and you’re constantly coming up with a deficiency of iron, it may mean you either are currently suffering from Celiac disease or that it’s starting to develop. Celiac disease will typically affect how your body absorbs nutrition, which can lead to certain deficiencies. If you have noticed this kind of a deficiency now is the time to talk to your doctor.

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Back Pain

Alright, so chances are back pain doesn’t mean it’s time to ditch gluten. Almost everyone suffers from back pain from time to time. However, if you are suffering from back pain make sure to stay on the lookout for any of these other seven signs. Because digestive problems are often connected with inflammation and back pain problems.

Weird Stomach Issues

Do you often feel bloated? Maybe you have cramps more often than you should, or you have the feeling of nausea for no real reason? If so, it may mean there’s an intestinal issue, which could be a symptom of Celiac disease.

Depression and Mood Swings

Have you noticed mood swings as of late? Perhaps you’re feeling a bit depressed as well. There is no shortage of what may cause this, but an intestinal disease can be one culprit. If you have other kinds of symptoms on this list now is the time to call your doctor.

Shoulder Goosebumps

Goosebumps may come in a sudden change of temperature, or because your body becomes excited from a thought or idea. However, if you often have goosebumps, especially prolonged goosebumps, on your shoulders, it may be a sign of autoimmune disease and other kinds of inflammation. So if you’re always seeing goosebumps, you might want to consult your doctor.

These are seven signs of celiac disease that may be going unrecognized. If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with your doctor. Some people have minor side effects to gluten, and while it may feel better to not consume gluten, it isn’t always 100% necessary to completely remove it from their diet. However, it is important for you to know if you have celiac disease and only a doctor can tell you this for sure. So if you’re suffering these symptoms now is the time to schedule an appointment with your doctor.



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