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My favorite "Celiac-ism"

Dining Out After explaining my food limitations and that I can't eat wheat, the waiter says: "oh but you can have our bread--it's just white bread. (I fall on the floor laughing.)

Do I have Celiac?

What are the symptoms? What does gluten do to you? How do I know if I have Celiac? These are just a few of the questions that I hear on a regular basis. Let's first look at some syptoms of Celiac Disease.

Adult Symptoms

Diarrhea Constipation Headaches Short stature Inability to digest food Bloat Moodiness Abdominal pain Mouth ulcers Steatorrhea (fatty stools that float) Joint pain Excessive gas Problem associated with vitamin deficiencies: anemia, easily fractured bones, chronic fatigue, weakness, bone pain, weight gain or loss

Infant/Child Symptoms

Infants and very young children may show slow development, not gaining weight, losing weight, failure to thrive, diarrhea, projectile vomiting, abdominal bloating/distention. Older children may also display crankiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, personality changes, poor memory, mouth ulcers.
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quoteCeliac Disease is nicknamed as "the Great Mimic" because of the varying symptoms and because there is no such thing as a "typical celiac".

Celiac Fact

50% of Celiacs are asymptomatic (show no symptoms) or have no digestive symptoms.
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