What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder, due to intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye , and barley. It results in inflammation of the small intestine, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies (iron, calcium, folate and various minerals).    

What are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease

  • Poor weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain or bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Poor growth
  • Vomiting
  • Skin Rashes
  • Mouth sores

Less Common Symptoms of Celiac Disease

  • Iron Deficiency
  • Headaches
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Elevated Liver enzymes
  • Arthritis
  • Delayed puberty
  • Behavioral issues
  • Infertility
  • Seizures



Gluten-free icon