Do you have a Celiac symptom?


Possible symptoms of Celiac Disease!

Though Celiac Disease is often thought of as a GI disease, (and it does affect the lining of the small intestine), there is a whole long list of other, even seemingly random, symptoms.  According to the University of Chicago Medicine – Celiac Disease Center, currently there are over 200 signs and symptoms.  Many of  which are not related to digestion at all.  Because of the autoimmune nature of this disease, it is very individualized and affects each person differently.  (Autoimmunity is an abnormal immune response in which the body mistakenly identifies its own tissue as a problem and activates a response causing the body to harm itself.)  

Many of these symptoms can and are treated with conventional medicine like over the counter drugs for joint pain, canker sores, antacids or prescription medication for depression, migraines or GERD.  However, treating the symptoms is not the same as getting to the root cause.  After testing for Celiac confirms the diagnosis, a Gluten Free diet may alleviate the symptoms by taking away the cause of the symptoms.  

Read over this list and see if you identify with any of these symptoms.  

  • Abdominal pain & bloating
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Alopecia (full body hair loss)
  • Anemia (low iron store)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous (mouth sores)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • ADHD, ADD & Autism


  • Behavior changes 
  • Bitot’s spot (white/ yellow spots on the eyeball)
  • Bloating after meals
  • Canker sores
  • Cheilosis (crack in the corner of the mouth)
  • Chronic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Constipation
  • Defective tooth enamel
  • Delayed growth
  • Delayed puberty
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)
  • Diabetes Type I
  • Diarrhea
  • Down Syndrome


  • Eczema (itchy red dry skin)
  • Fatigue
  • Fractures or thin bones
  • Gas
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Graves Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • IBD Inflammatory Bowel 
  • IBS Irritable Bowel 
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability 
  • Itchy skin rash


  • Joint pain
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Liver Enzymes
  • Malnutrition
  • Melanoma
  • Migraines
  • Miscarriages 
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Mouth sores
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nails; Dry, Brittle, Chipped, Peeling, Cracked
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleeds, Unexplained
  • Numbness in legs


  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain in the joints
  • Pale, foul-smelling stool
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Poor weight gain
  • Psoriasis (Dry Red Skin)
  • Psychiatric disorders: anxiety, depression
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Schizophrenia
  • Short Stature
  • Skin rash – Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)
  • Sjögrens Syndrome


  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tingling legs, hands, fingers
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Turner syndrome
  • Type 1 Diabetes 
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss, unintentional
  • William Syndrome

If you have any of these symptoms and are concerned that you may have Celiac disease, the first step is to get tested before going on a Gluten Free diet.  The blood test analyses your body’s reaction to gluten.  If you start a Gluten Free diet prior to being tested it may result in a false negative.  Get tested first, it’s a simple blood test.   

Even without having Celiac, following a strict Gluten Free diet may help with any number of the symptoms listed above. Contact me for assistance if you are interested in learning more about how to follow a 100% Gluten Free diet.



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