Health Tip: Signs that You May Have Celiac
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Celiac disease is a digestive condition that
usually damages the small intestine and interferes with nutrient
People who have the disease can't process the protein gluten,
found in products containing wheat, rye and barley. The protein
also may be found in certain medications, lip balms and
Not every person with the disease has noticeable symptoms. But
according to the National Digestive Diseases Information
Clearinghouse, celiac disease may trigger these warning signs in
- Loss of weight.
- Pain and bloating in the abdomen.
- Persistent diarrhea.
- Stools that are light in color, fatty or have a foul odor.
In adults, symptoms are more likely to include:
- Bone or joint pain.
- Depression or anxiety.
- Numbness in the extremities.
- Missed menstrual periods.
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