Celiac disease is a genetically linked intestinal immune reaction triggered by eating gluten. While there are some patients you are probably testing for this condition, there could be a lot more. Of the 3 million Americans with celiac disease, only 17% are diagnosed.1 If left undiagnosed and untreated, the disease can cause a range of additional health complications, including osteoporosis, malignancies, infertility, and even premature death.
COMMON CELIAC SYMPTOMS
There are over 300 symptoms and conditions related to celiac disease. They can show up alone or in any number of combinations. There is also a high percentage of people with celiac disease who are asymptomatic. That can make it hard to decide who should be tested. For a more complete list of possible celiac disease symptoms, visit QuestDiagnostics.com
Test your patients who exhibit any of the following:
You should also be testing family members of your diagnosed patients and people with common comorbidities such as type 1 diabetes, other autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease, or Down, Turner, or Williams syndromes.