There are a number of signs and symptoms if you’re wondering how to tell if you have celiac disease:
Bone or joint pain
Upset stomach, abdominal pain or digestive trouble
Sudden weight change
Infertility, miscarriage or delayed growth in infants
Canker sores in the mouth
As you can see, symptoms of celiac disease vary greatly and the disease affects everyone differently. In fact, some people with celiac disease experience no symptoms at all. Combined with the fact that many of celiac diseases symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, celiac is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. It can be often confused with Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, iron-deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, intestinal infections and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is estimated that approximately one out of every 133 people suffer from celiac disease.
If You’re Asking Yourself How to Tell if you Have Celiac Disease, Phoenix Arizona FastMed is Here to Help!
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or feel like you may have celiac disease, FastMed has two new Phoenix, AZ locations on West Indian Road and East Thunderbird Road where you can undergo a blood test. Blood tests can be performed at our facilities upon walk-in on any day of the week. FastMed accepts most major insurance companies and qualified customers with no insurance can have a blood test performed for a flat fee.
Celiac disease is hereditary so any first-degree relatives of someone suffering from celiac disease should be tested. There are also higher cases of celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetes and Down syndrome. Celiac disease can sometimes be triggered after surgery, childbirth or pregnancy, a viral infection or severe emotional stress.
If left untreated, celiac disease can develop into more serious conditions such as intestinal cancer or osteoporosis.
Visit one of FastMed’s nine Phoenix, AZ locations to get tested for celiac disease or consult our medical library to learn more information about celiac disease.