Neurological Symptoms Of Celiac Disease

Neurological Symptoms Of Celiac Disease

Though the most common symptoms of celiac disease are unnatural weight loss, pain and swelling in the abdomen and diarrhea, other body parts like the brain and the nervous system may be affected as well, leading to certain neurological symptoms similar to other disorders like multiple sclerosis.

At times these neurological symptoms may often be the only ones that can help diagnose celiac disease, since the patient may not experience any of the other common symptoms like abdominal pain or weight loss at all. From irritability, depression, lack of concentration, anxiety and seizures to dizziness, loss of sensation, numbness, headaches and tingling sensation in hands and feet, the neurological symptoms of celiac disease are quite a few.

Unfortunately there are no prescription drugs that can cure celiac disease, and the only way to keep the condition under check is by avoiding gluten completely. Wheat, rye, barley, oats are all rich in gluten, and so do a number of processed foods like soy sauce. Getting on a gluten free diet is not difficult or inconvenient. A celiac patient can still eat all his favorite foods, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a few changes here and there.

Initially it may be a little difficult to stick to a gluten free diet, especially if the patient is used to dining out a lot or lives a huge household where others may not be able to grasp and thus extend proper support in this matter. Thankfully, there are a lot of people with celiac who can help, like local support groups and online forums.

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