Take a Look at Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Children and Adults

Symptoms of celiac disease in children are sometimes invisible. However, there is a long list of symptoms you can check to make sure that your child’s condition. This serious autoimmune disorder frequently affects children. It is mentioned to affect 1 to 100 people around the world. Genetically predisposed people with the ingestion of gluten can lead to damage in the small intestine.

Those people are the ones who can get affected by this serious autoimmune disorder. In order to know more about this disease, it is best to read this on.

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More about Celiac Disease

It is mentioned that some people have no symptoms sometimes. It makes this disease is difficult to be diagnosed at first. This case affects children the most. There will be signs and symptoms of celiac disease in toddlers. Gluten cannot be eaten by people with this disorder. Gluten is a protein which can be found in barley, wheat, and rye.

Sufferers of celiac who eat gluten, the body will mount an immune response which attacks small intestine. Attacks created there will lead to damage on the villi which promote nutrient absorption.

For your information, villi are small fingerlike projections which line the small intestine. You must have guessed what will happen when villi get damaged. Yes, it cannot absorb nutrient no longer. When there is no nutrient absorbed in the body, it is the time when you need to feel there is something wrong inside of the body.

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Symptoms of Celiac Disease in a Child

There are several symptoms of celiac disease in a child. These symptoms may appear and may not. If it appears anyway, you better see a doctor to get diagnosed properly. Most of the times, digestive symptoms are more common in which you can see it in infants and children. Here is a pretty long list of symptoms you need to know.

This autoimmune disorder have symptoms such as:

  • Children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),
  • short stature,
  • fatigue,
  • weight loss,
  • constipation,
  • abdominal bloating and pain,
  • vomiting,
  • chronic diarrhea,
  • irritability and behavioral issues,
  • delayed growth and puberty,
  • fatty stool,
  • pale,
  • foul-smelling,
  • and also failure to thrive.

Those are most common symptoms you can see from sufferers of celiac disease. Additional information you need to know is that this disease runs in families or called as hereditary. If your family has a history of the disease and your child show symptoms mentioned above, it is best to get a medical diagnosis.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Adults

Unlike symptoms of celiac disease in children, symptoms in adults show less likely to have digestive symptoms. There are several symptoms you can find in adults and we will mention to you here. Those symptoms are:

  • itchy skin rash,
  • recurrent miscarriage or infertility,
  • depression or anxiety,
  • arthritis,
  • fatigue,
  • missed menstrual periods,
  • liver and biliary tract disorders,
  • bone or joint pain,
  • migraines or seizures,
  • osteopenia or osteoporosis,
  • peripheral neuropathy,
  • and unexplained iron-deficiency anemia.

Those all are symptoms in adults you should know to get best thing to do next.

The History of Pain: History of Celiac Disease

There is one thing that I would like to talk about today, and that thing is the history of celiac disease. Celiac disease is one of the many diseases that have today riddled humanity. It is an infamous disease that stems from gluten consumption and it is basically a disease that propelled the anti-gluten hipster movement (little did those hipsters know that gluten is basically safe as long as you do not have the gluten sensitivity). Because of how infamous it is, it is only right for us to talk about how it can be as infamous as it is today. In today’s History of Pain, I want to show you a bit about the history of celiac disease.

The history of celiac disease timeline: why does celiac disease exist?

A long time ago, in a country far far away, humanity gathered fruits from the trees and meats from the animals of the wild. They did so to preserve themselves, to prevent them from dying of hunger. One moment not far from that very own, some kinky caveman thought that perhaps people can drink milk from a cow’s udder much like they can drink milk from their women. And so that dorky caveman embarked on a journey to drink from a cow’s udder. The dorky caveman succeeds in life and found out that cow’s milk is as drinkable as a human’s one. Turns out nothing bad happened to his body and he proceeded to drink the nectar that the cow gave him. That dorky caveman became people who are not riddled with celiac disease.

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Another caveman, this time a bit smarter than the dorky caveman back then, thought that perhaps one can eat the oval things that popped out of a chicken’s butt. And so the smarter caveman ate the oval thing that popped out of a chicken’s butt. That smarter caveman also became people who are safe from celiac disease.

However, there are some cavemen who drank milk and ate eggs and right after developed an unknown disease in their body. This disease, the celiac disease, keeps going on and on in their bloodline, hence why there are people of the present time who still got a celiac disease (these people are weak some might say, but each to their own).

So if people ever ask why celiac disease exist, you can tell them that celiac disease exists today because of the continuation of a weak bloodline. I know that is a bit tough on those with celiac disease, but it is the truth. That is why the family history of celiac disease is a thing to consider before you can apply for celiac disease test.

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Is it possible for someone with no family history of celiac disease to get celiac disease?

It is possible, but at the same time highly unlikely. Celiac disease can be seen as a genetic disease because it is very hereditical, but there are cases where people with no family with celiac disease get celiac disease. Perhaps the gene pool was not being nice to those particular people at the time of their inception, who knows?

That is all I have regarding today’s article. Hope I can help you get to know better about the history of celiac disease.

Tested in Blood: Blood Tests for Celiac Disease

Perhaps you have been wondering about the availability of blood tests for celiac disease. If you do wonder about it, then do not be ashamed because I once did not know about it as well. Who thought that a pint of blood can tell you all you need to know about your body? Even Galileo and Aristotle did not know it, so I hope you can find peace knowing that the two of the world’s greatest men did not know jack shuck about blood tests for celiac disease.

Now that the introduction is finished, let us get to the question of the day: is there a blood test for celiac disease? Is it accurate? Why and when should I get it? Stay tuned because this article here has all the answer to those questions.

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About the availability of the test

It exists, of course, and it has been the craze all over the world these last decades. This happens because people start to get weaker towards gluten, hence making them vulnerable to celiac diseases when they eat gluten. Now I do not know its situation in all of the countries, but it is a big thing in America and the UK.

Blood tests for celiac disease accuracy: is there a fallacy in it?

The next question that comes to mind is this. How accurate can the tests be? Is there a chance for the tests to show wrong results?

Because nothing is ever perfect in this world, of course, there will be mistakes and mishaps when it comes to testing. It is called testing for a reason, after all.

However, these tests, as long as you keep going with it, will get even more accurate. If you REALLY need to know about the accuracy of the tests, then be my guest in paying the test fees.

Blood test for celiac disease cost: will it break my bank?

Now we get to the interesting part: the cost.

Because everything health related is expensive these days, of course, blood testing will be expensive as well. I cannot get a precise fee for each test, but I do know that insurances will only cover some of it. You cannot expect the insurance company to have any profound impact on lowering the overall fee, so do not get all of your hopes up when you have insured your health.

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I can pay for it. What criterias should I fill before I can take the test?

There are several things you need to know before you can apply as a test subject. First, you have to be older than 3 years old. If you are under three years old, there will not be any result to take from because it will not be accurate. Second, you need to show that you have celiac disease symptoms. Far too many times that people, especially young people these days, think that eating gluten-filled food will poison them. If you do not show any symptoms related to celiac diseases, then you are not qualified to apply for the blood test. Third, you can apply for the test if you have any close relatives with celiac disease (it includes parents, siblings, and children).

Only after you have fulfilled all of those criteria that you are allowed to apply for the test, no exception.

I guess that is all for this article on blood tests for celiac disease.