Symptoms of celiac in adults may be different than the symptoms in babies. Celiac disease is a condition where the digestion system of a person experience negative reactions when the person consumes gluten. Celiac disease is not a body allergy to gluten. It is the autoimmune condition where the body is wrongly recognized gluten as a threat for the body. So that the immune system of the body attacks it and affect the healthy part of the body. If the immune system continuously attacks the healthy part of the body, it is able to cause inflammation that damage wall intestines. And in the end, it is able to bother the function of the body to absorb nutrition from foods. Here are some symptoms of celiac in adults.
The Symptoms of Celiac Disease
The symptom is something which is felt by the sufferer. And the most common symptoms of celiac disease is diarrhea. This kind of symptom happens both in adults and babies who suffer celiac disease. It is because the digestion system of the sufferer is not able to perfectly absorb nutrition from the foods they eat. It is called as malabsorption.
Because the body is not able to perfectly absorb nutrition, it makes the feces contain a high level of fats. The feces released by people with celiac disease will smell really stink, oily, and also frothy. There are also other symptoms of adults with celiac disease:
- Pain in the stomach.
- The changing of a frequency of defecate.
- The changing of color and form of the feces.
- Weight loss. This symptom also happens in babies with celiac disease and is seen more in babies because they look smaller for their ages.
- Tingling and numbness at the tips of fingers and toes, it is because of the damage to the nervous system.
- Swelling of the hands, arms and legs, and soles of the feet. It is because of the accumulation of fluid in the body tissues of people with celiac disease.
- Damage to the tooth layer and also bone density.
Treatments of Celiac Disease in Adults
To overcome celiac disease, the doctor usually suggests the sufferer avoid any kinds of foods that contain gluten by doing the program of diet gluten free. It is done in order to prevent the damage of intestinal wall and the symptoms of diarrhea and pain in the stomach. People with celiac disease are still allowed to consume foods which do not contain gluten such as fish, fruits, vegetables, butter, milk, cheese, and potatoes.
Program of diet gluten free is also able to relieve the symptom of itchy rash or dermatitis herpetiformis from the skin of people with celiac disease. But it needs to be added with some medicines. Some doctors usually prescribe medicines of steroids in order to relieve the inflammation of small intestines. Those are the treatments that need to be done to people with celiac disease and the symptoms of celiac in adults.