Since Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity damages your intestinal lining, you stop absorbing the nutrients you are trying to take in while you eat. Nutrient absorption is essential for growth.
Children affected and not treated may suffer growth impairment and a resulting short stature, or failure to thrive. In children, you will also commonly see behavioral disturbances, including depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, sleep disorders, sadness and poor school performance are all common results.
The following are symptoms that affect people that have celiac or gluten sensitive, but may still go undiagnosed for years because they are blamed on poor digestion alone.
- Abdominal pain
- Fatty stools (they float)
- Mucous in your stool
- Blood in your stool
- Acid Reflux
For many others that have celiac or gluten sensitivity suffer the non-gastrointestinal symptoms like:
- Skin disorders, psoriasis, hives, itchy skin, dandruff, hives around the buttocks or neck, weight gain, or inability to gain weight.
- Neurologic (nervous system) symptoms such as tingling in your hands or feet, poor circulation, anxiety, sensory issues and memory loss.
- Hormonal disorders such as loss of menstruation and infertility in women, impotence and infertility in men.
It is important to determine if you are celiac or gluten sensitive or just having gastrointestinal issues in order for you to take action and receive some tummy relief.