The Symptoms of Coeliac Disease

Diabetes and Coeliac Disease

What is Coeliac Disease?
Symptoms of Coeliac Disease
Diabetes and Coeliac Disease
Treatment – Diets For People With Coeliac and Diabetes
The Experiences of a Family With Diabetes and Coeliac Disease
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The Symptoms of Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease can cause people to be acutely and severely ill with weight loss, vomiting and diarrhoea or symptoms may be chronic and seem unimportant, such as tiredness, lethargy and breathlessness but usually the symptoms are somewhere between the two. However, some people are diagnosed without having any symptoms.

Adults may have a history of abdominal discomfort or they may develop coeliac disease at any time. Anaemia, mouth ulcers and weight loss are common signs.

Babies are fit and well until the introduction solid foods that contain gluten when the baby would become pale, bulky, offensive-smelling stools and be lethargic and miserable.

All these symptoms could apply to other conditions, so it is important that you do not assume that you have coeliac disease but seek medical help.