List of Symptoms|Gluten Intolerance & Celiac’s Disease

Posted on September 16, 2009

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This is a list of symptoms of gluten intolerance & celiac’s disease. It is by no means a complete list of symptoms that are associated with these disorders, as Celiac’s & gluten intolerance can affect each person differently. It is important to note that there is one symptom that Celiac’s will have that gluten intolerant/non-celiac will NOT & that is villous atrophy. Villous atrophy is the term used for what happens in the small intestine of a Celiac patient; the lining of the small intestine is made up of villi that look like little hills and valleys. This creates lots of surface area for the body to absorb nutrients. In a Celiac, the hills and valleys are worn down so it’s more of a flat lining, leaving far less surface space for nutrient absorption & creating malabsorption issues.

A person with non-celiac gluten intolerance may develop celiac if they continue to ingest gluten & once you have one of these disorders, there is no going back. You will have it for life & the ONLY treatment is to live a gluten-free life.

Symptoms associated with Celiac’s Disease & Gluten Intolerance:

heartburn
abdominal pain
cramping
ulcers
diarrhea
constipation
gas
headaches
fatigue
muscle aches
joint pain
hypoglycemia
eczema
acne
mental fogginess “brain fog”
anemia (B12 deficiency)
frequent illness
itchy skin
low bone density
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