Symptoms of celiac disease

Symptoms of celiac disease

There are no typical symptoms of celiac disease.

Symptoms can affect the digestive system or other parts of the body, those related to the digestive tract include:

- Swelling and pain in the abdomen,

- Dysentery,

- Vomiting,

- Constipation,

- Slimming.

The evidence of celiac disease can mimic those of other diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, Crohn's disease, parasitic infections, anemia, skin disorders or nervous disorders.

Celiac disease can also manifest in less obvious ways, including behavioral changes such as irritability or depression, stomach upset, joint pain, muscle cramps, skin eczema, sores in the mouth, teeth or bone disorders and leg movements and feet (neuropathy).

In children, the poor absorption of nutrients, at that period when nutrition is most important for normal growth and development, can give rise to other problems, such as difficulty of development in infants, growth retardation and short stature , delays in puberty and dental enamel defects.