Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease Symptoms | coetaneous bleeding et al
Do you have Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance effects at least 3 million Americans.
- 1 in 133 people have celiac disease
- Only 1 in 4,700 is ever diagnosed
What risks exist from living life with untreated Gluten Intolerance ?
Those with Celiac Disease that fail to practice a Gluten Free Diet are at an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer.Various studies show a risk of 40 to 100 times that of the "normal" population.
celiac disease is also associated with osteoporosis with an increase
in the risk of fractures. This of course is particularly rampant in the senior population and its true cause can be easily overlooked by traditional Medical practitioners.
Studies of previously untreated undiagnosed Celiac sufferers showed increased rates of:
Osteomalacia/Low Bone Density (70%)
Nerve Disease and/or Peripheral Neuropathy (51%)
Liver Disease (42%)
Cancer—Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (39%)
Cows Milk Intolerance (24%)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (20%)
Pancreatic & Thyroid Disorders (5-14%)
Diabetes-Type 1 (12%)
Migraine Headaches (4%)
-National Institutes of Health
Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
I understand the possible risks, but what are the symptoms of Celiac disease?
One of the main difficulties in diagnosing Celiac Disease is the lack of an exact symptom pattern amongst all sufferers.
A very common but not universal symptom is general gastric distress.
- abdominal pain
Celiac Disease results in malabsorption of nutrients, malabsorption of nutrients can manifest in grocery list of often conflicting symptoms!
Abdominal cramps, gas and bloating, Anemia,Borborygmi (stomach rumbling),Coetaneous bleeding,Diarrhea,Easy bruising,,Epitasis (nose bleeding,)Fatigue, Flatulence,Fluid retention,Foul-smelling or grayish stools ,Gastrointestinal symptoms,Gastrointestinal hemorrhage,Hematuria (red urine),Hypocalcaemia/ hypomagnesaemia,Infertility,Iron deficiency anemialymphocytic gastritis,Muscle weakness,Muscle wasting,Nausea,Osteoporosis ,Pallor (unhealthy pale appearance),,Panic Attacks,Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage),Stunted growth in children,Vertigo,Vitamin B12 ,deficiency,Vitamin D deficiency,Vitamin K deficiency,Vomiting,Voracious appetite,Weight loss,Obesity..
Woo! some major conflicts and vague symptoms there huh!
Personal Experience with Gluten Intolerance
My girlfriend and most of her female family members experienced many of these symptoms. Throughout most of her young life she had multiple doctors visits and tests trying to figure out what was causing her frequent distress. In her small town, diagnosis' varied to from "its all in your head" to maybe it's "crohns". Not very helpful!
Through trial and error she discovered that eating a raw foods diet - basically just raw vegetables, she was able to stop most of the symptoms. This diet laxed many times over the years and she just decided that she would eat what she wanted and suffer since the alternative was so boring and hard to follow with college life and and a low budget.
While working in the restaurant industry I met someone who was following a vegan lifestyle specifically a gluten free diet. She was actually diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. Bells rang and I introduced the two. My Girlfriend was able to learn that a gluten free diet is not as hard to follow as it seems as she had an example to follow. After seeing the obvious and almost immediate change in health and energy levels of her daughter, my girlfriends mother attempted the diet change, after 40 years of suffering in a rather embarrassing way she has also found that she feels much healthier and has huge increases in energy! She just finished her third marathon last year and openly associates her diet change with this new found activity.