Find out the differences and hopefully help a friend or a family member who might be struggling with the disease.
Intestinal symptoms, that every doctor studies in med school.
– Weight loss
– Abdominal pain
– Lactose intolerance
Minimal to no gastrointestinal signs or symptoms – More challenging and complicated in terms of diagnosis.
Doctor should look for things that predispose the patient to present these symptoms and/or signs. Look for the cause, not just treat the symptoms.
– Iron deficiency / anemia
– Dermatitis herpetiformis
– Chronic fatigue
– Joint pain (Includes osteoarthritis, swelling and crippling joint pain)
– Infertility and / or recurrent fetal loss
– Neurologic is one of the most prevalent and common (Ataxia is most common)
– Vitamin deficiency. This is because the short intestine is inflamed, so it will malfunction, absorbing and rejecting the wrong stuff.
– Osteoporosis / osteopenia
– Autoimmune disorders
Intestinal mucosal damage is present and Celiac Disease autoimmunity can be detected in the blood work, even though there are no symptoms.
Most diseases have a silent form of it, where there are no symptoms, Celiac Disease does too.
Individuals have genetic compatibility and may have autoimmune markers present in blood work, but…
They have normal mucosa morphology and may or may not be symptomatic.
So, as you can see the list of four types of Celiac Disease, starts with a nice, clean definition of Celiac. It’s an ongoing process, associated with genetic stimulation and genetic susceptibility and the exposure to gluten. The other forms of Celiac that appear on the list get a bit fuzzy every time, in terms of diagnosis.
DISCLAIMER: We are not health experts and are not trying to diagnose or treat Celiac Disease in any way. Always seek professional help to treat any condition you suspect you may have.
Also read “The Top 10 Benefits of Gluten Free Diet”
Original Source: Dr. Gary Kaplan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chjDo_pL9uE