Do You Have Celiac Disease?

Find Your Symptoms

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Celiac Disease occurs in: 

  • 3.9 -12.3% of people with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 5 -12% of people with Down syndrome
  • 20% of people with collagenous colitis
  • 4.5% of first degree relatives of people with celiac disease
  • 5% of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease  

Autoimmune Connection:

Individuals with the following autoimmune conditions should consider testing on a periodic basis:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Thyroid Conditions

Sources:
Center for Disease Control


Peter H. R. Green et al. “Economic Benefits of Increased Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in a National Managed Care Population in the
United States.” J Insur Med 40 (2008): 218–228.

Cranney A, et al. “The Canadian Celiac Health Survey.” Dig Dis Sci. 52.4 (2007): 1087-95.

1994 European Journal of Endocrinology

Signs & Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Joint PainCeliac disease symptoms vary so widely among patients that there is no such thing as a "typical celiac." The amount of intestinal damage that has occurred and the length of time nutrient absorption has been abnormal seem to be the factors that determine the type and severity of symptoms experienced.

Some people with celiac disease report no symptoms at all, however they are still at risk for complications.

With prevalence estimates nearing 1 in 100, celiac disease is the most common genetic disease in the US. Review these symptoms and see a physician for further discussion and testing.

Common Complaints Include

  • Abdominal cramping/bloating
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea (See Stools below)
  • Energy loss
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Irritable bowel
  • Joint Pain
  • Mouth sores or cracks in the corners
  • Tooth enamel defects
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiacs

Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A, D, E, K
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B 1,2, 3, 6, 9, 12
  • Vitamin C


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