Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body reacts negatively to the ingestion of gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Celiac disease affects people differently, and there are more than 200 signs and symptoms of celiac disease. Some people have no symptoms at all, some people might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, and others may have infertility or anemia. Some people develop the disease as children and others as adults.
Symptoms may include one or more of the following:
- Recurring abdominal bloating or pain
- Chronic diarrhea/constipation
- Weight loss
- Pain in joints