celiac disease occur after eating foods containing
gluten. These foods trigger an abnormal
immune system response that damages the intestine.
Symptoms vary widely: they may be very mild and go completely unnoticed, or
they may be severe and impact daily life.
Common symptoms related
to celiac disease may come and go. They include:
Gas, abdominal swelling, and bloating. These
symptoms result from a failure of the
small intestine to absorb nutrients from food. You may also have mild stomach
pain, but it is usually not severe.
Abnormal stools.Diarrhea or bulky, loose (or
watery), pale, frothy, and foul-smelling stools often occur. The stools may
contain a large amount of fat and may stick to the sides of the toilet bowl,
making them hard to flush. Although children and adults often experience the
same types of symptoms, intestinal problems, such as constipation, are more
likely to occur in children.