The 10 Most Common Symptoms of Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance

If You or Your Child Are Experiencing These Symptoms...Switching to a Gluten-Free Diet Could Be the Way to Better Health Now


In this article:

1. Common Symptoms for Adults

2. Common Symptoms in Children

3. Free Download of 'Silent' Symptoms to Look For

Do You Have Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance? Read On to Find Out...

Many possible symptoms exist for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. And to make matters more complicated, each person has their own unique set of symptoms.

Should you be tested for celiac disease? If you, your children or anyone in your extended family have symptoms like those outlined below then it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about getting tested.

It is important to have an official celiac diagnosis before going on a gluten-free diet. Once you switch to eating gluten-free, it becomes difficult for doctors to use the standard tests to make a viable diagnosis.

Standardized tests detect how the body reacts to gluten both in blood work and how villi in the small intestine look. The moment you start eating gluten-free the body’s healing process begins, which makes getting an accurate diagnosis more difficult.

Classical symptoms differ between adults and children. With that in mind, I have broken out the symptoms by each of those groupings. (Please keep in mind I‘m not a physician. The lists below are an aggregation of information from books, the Internet, and personal experience.)

10 Common Symptoms for Adults
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Frequently bloated / gasey
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Brain Fog
  • Persistent skin rash
  • Fatigue - easily tired
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
Common Symptoms for Children

Although this isn’t a complete list, these are the most common symptoms Infants and children with sensitivity to gluten tend to have digestive symptoms. If they are not getting the nutrition they need, it becomes obvious very quickly.

It is still difficult to get doctors to order the tests for celiac disease...but this is slowly changing. If your doctor dismisses your concerns about gluten or is not knowledgeable about the disease, find one who is. If you see these symptoms in your child, be persistent and get the tests done! The sooner you know what is going on, the healthier your child will be.

  • Failure to thrive - which basically means the child is not growing in height and weight at a normal rate
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Vomiting after meals
  • Large, distended belly
  • Decreased appetite
7 'Silent' Symptoms You Need to Know

​Besides the typical symptoms presented here, there are 7 'silent' symptoms that you need to be aware of to determine if you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

Most people fail to recognize that diet is what causes these common ailments to happen in the first place. ​

Click the button below to get the 7 silent symptoms plus a printable version of this page now...

To your health,

James Shirley

P.S. Take action so you can start feeling better now - click the button above to find out if one of the silent symptoms is holding you back from feeling your best.

Happy Gluten Free