It is a popular myth that everyone with celiac disease experiences diarrhea. More than half of people actually do not.
Approximately one-third of people with celiac disease have headaches.
This is a feeling of swelling in the belly. Many people with celiac disease describe themselves as feeling 6 months pregnant.
Some studies suggest that celiac disease may occur in up to 8% of women with unexplained infertility.
While doctors usually think of diarrhea when it comes to celiac disease, constipation is also a symptom. It’s just seen in fewer people.
Heartburn is caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the throat, and it’s common in people with celiac disease.
It’s common for people with celiac disease to feel a loss of energy. Why? Because your body isn’t absorbing the nutrients it needs.
Henry had symptoms of vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, irritability, depression, headache, fatigue and gas all through his childhood. It wasn’t until a pre-op exam for surgery that he was accidentally diagnosed. Watch as Henry and his mother share this story.
While symptoms of thin bones don’t appear right away with celiac disease, thin bones can lead to pain, bones being easily fractured, or a loss of height.
From 15 to 25% of people with celiac disease have an itchy skin rash, but it can be more common in men than in women.