Uncommon Symptoms of Celiac Disease
We all know the most common symptoms of celiac disease being mostly digestive symptoms including bloating/gas, bowel changes and fatigue. When I am talking about celiac disease to some people I have had them confuse it for something like lactose intolerance which does have similar symptoms with one big difference.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder – the body attacks itself. There are a lot of celiac disease symptoms related to malabsorption due to the intestines not working correctly and depending on which nutrient and/or mineral the body is lacking in.
I have been reading about neurological symptoms of celiac disease and in one study it found that 10% of people with celiac disease suffer from an associated neurological condition including burning, tingling in hands and feet, the loss of feeling in the hands, feet, or face. It has even been said that the neurological symptoms (gluten ataxia) of celiac disease mimic those of multiple sclerosis and can cause damage to the cerebellum, the posterior columns of the spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves.
What are some of the uncommon symptoms that you or someone you know has experienced related to celiac disease?
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