That can be a difficult question to answer, as CD can develop in childhood or adulthood, involve gastrointestinal or seemingly unrelated symptoms, or even present as asymptomatic. Symptoms such as abdominal bloating and pain, fatigue, joint pain, depression, anxiety, migraines, and seizures can easily be mistaken as signs of other issues and autoimmune conditions, including IBS, Crohn’s disease, and thyroid and hormone problems.
Thankfully, knowledge of this particular autoimmune disease has increased over the past few decades and we now have ample resources at our fingertips.
The Celiac Disease Foundation has compiled a helpful guide to classical and non-classical CD, as well as common symptoms of celiac disease, including digestive symptoms in children and non-digestive-related symptoms more commonly found in adults.
If you’re concerned you may have celiac disease, head over to their screening and diagnosis pages to get more information about the next steps to take.