Do You Have Celiac Disease?
The Celiac Support Association has an online application that will allow you to:
Filter systems by symptom keywords
See an alphabetical listing of symptoms
See a listing of symptoms by affected system
Celiac Disease occurs in:
3.9 -12.3% of people with Type 1 Diabetes
5 -12% of people with Down syndrome
20% of people with collagenous colitis
4.5% of first degree relatives of people with celiac disease
5% of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease
26% of children with two copies of HLA high risk gene variant DR3-DQ2 develop early signs of
celiac disease autoimmunity by age 5 and 12% developed celiac disease. TEDDY Consortium findings 2014.
Individuals with the following autoimmune conditions should consider testing on a periodic basis:
Type 1 Diabetes
- Sjogren's Syndrome
Center for Disease Control
Peter H. R. Green et al. “Economic Benefits of Increased Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in a National Managed Care Population in the
United States.” J Insur Med 40 (2008): 218–228.
Cranney A, et al. “The Canadian Celiac Health Survey.” Dig Dis Sci. 52.4 (2007): 1087-95.
1994 European Journal of Endocrinology
Signs & Symptoms of Celiac Disease
Celiac disease symptoms vary so widely among patients that there is no such thing as a "typical celiac." The amount of intestinal damage that has occurred and the length of time of abnormal nutrient absorption seem to be the factors that determine the type and severity of symptoms experienced.
Some people with celiac disease report no symptoms at all, however they are still at risk for complications.
With prevalence estimates nearing 1 in 100, celiac disease is the most common genetic disease in the US. Review these symptoms and see a physician for further discussion and testing.
Common Complaints Include
Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiacs
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