Celiac Symptoms: A Form of
Gluten Intolerance

It makes sense to get tested for gluten intolerance because celiac symptoms mimic those of a bunch of other diseases, so it doesn't hurt to confirm either way.

Remember though that celiac is just one form of gluten intolerance, and it is known that many conventional doctors may dismiss your situation if you do not insist and look out for yourself.

Just a couple months ago I was talking to a girl that's now diagnosed, but she said that it took going to a Naturopathic doctor to actually nail down her issue.

At first, her doctor apparently said she had Iron deficiency, so he advised her to eat cereal fortified with iron.

Conventional cereal is of course pure wheat and sugar. That's right. Eat more wheat was her doc's opinion.

When her symptoms persisted, a family member insisted that a Naturopath might be better placed to diagnose her issue, and lo and behold, he immediately recognized the celiac symptoms and got her tested.

She's now of course on a gluten free diet and enjoys a life where she can have a social life without fear of miserable stomach problems.

So what celiac symptoms should you look out for to help prompt you to get tested if you're wondering?

Check List

According to Peter H.R. Green, M.D, a top Gluten Intolerance expert, you should consider testing for celiac if you have at least one issue in these categories:

Symptoms

  • Bloating
  • Gas and/or stomach cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Joint Pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Itchy skin lesions
  • Constant unexplained fatigue
  • Frequent headaches or migraines


Diagnoses

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Eczema or unexplained dermatitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Nervous stomach (non-ulcer dyspepsia)


Associated illnesses

  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Osteopenia and/or osteoporosis
  • Autoimmune disorders such as,
  • Hyper- or hypo- thyroid disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease
  • An immediate family member has an autoimmune condition
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Psychiatric disorders or depression
  • Anemia (iron deficiency)
  • Infertility


Dr Green goes on to state that "1 in ever 100 people in the US are affected by celiac disease, and 97% of those affected by celiac disease are undiagnosed". Whoa!

To learn about celiac disease testing, go here.


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