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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has compiled a checklist of symptoms of celiac disease. Find a printable version of this checklist here.
I (or my child) frequently experience:
__ bloating, gas and/or abdominal pain
__ diarrhea or constipation
__ itchy skin rash
__ discolored teeth or loss of enamel
__ joint pain
__ hard to flush, bulky or loose stools
__ fatigue
__ canker sores
__ irritability or behavior changes
__ poor weight gain
__ missed menstrual periods
__ significant unexplained weight loss
__ delayed growth
__ fractures or thin bones
I (or my child) have been diagnosed with the following illnesses or conditions:
__ Iron deficiency/ anemia
__ Infertility
__ Depression
__ Osteoporosis or osteopenia
__ Type 1 diabetes
__ Thyroid disease
__ Sjogren’s disease
__ Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
__ Irritable bowel syndrome
__ Intestinal cancer
__ Peripheral neuropathy
__ Down Syndrome
__ Turner Syndrome
__ Williams Syndrome
__ Dermatitis herpetiformis
Frequently experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed, in addition to being diagnosed with any one of the diseases or conditions listed and having a family history of celiac disease or certain autoimmune diseases, may indicate that you have celiac. See your doctor to talk about getting tested for celiac or if a g-free diet is right for you.

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