A wide array of symptoms are associated with celiac disease
The damage to the small intestine caused by celiac disease impedes the absorption of nutrients. The symptoms of celiac disease—and the conditions cause by celiac disease—can, therefore, vary widely because they depend on the specific nutrient deficiencies that may develop. For example, the most common intestinal symptoms of celiac disease include:
However, those suffering from celiac disease may instead or also exhibit symptoms such as:
- Generally poor health
- Muscle weakness
- Joint pain
- Nighttime bone pain associated with loss of calcium
Other conditions associated with celiac disease include thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes, lactose intolerance, arthritis, bowel and stomach cancer, skin problems such as eczema, and allergies.