Symptoms of Celiac Disease
What Are The Symptoms of Celiac Disease?
The outward symptoms of someone with Celiac may include diarrhea, bloating, upset stomach, fatigue, headaches, and constipation among others. The disease can be asymptomatic as well. The symptoms can also overlap with or mimic other conditions such as being lactose intolerant or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. “There is a major distinction between being lactose intolerant and Celiac when considering the symptoms,” points out Dr. Schmidt. “When you’re exposed to glutens, it is actually doing damage to your body, long term. That is why it is so important to diagnose.” It is estimated that 83% of Americans who have Celiac Disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.