I think most of us will agree that the medical community is just a tad behind when it comes to fully understanding celiac disease symptoms. We have heard plenty of doctor horror stories to attest to this.
And the internet can make things just as confusing.
On one side of the spectrum we have the websites who list the celiac disease symptoms as simple digestive issues: stomach ache, bloating, etc. Yes, that plays a large part but we all know it goes WAY beyond that.
And on the other side we have the sites that list hundreds of possible celiac disease symptoms, which may indeed be the case but it doesn’t say which ones are the most common and which ones could be a stretch.
And I believe that most of these websites get the list of symptoms from the medical community.
I wanted to do things a bit differently. I thought it would be extremely helpful to get a complete list of celiac disease symptoms directly from the best source possible: those suffering with this disease.
So a few weeks ago, I asked you “what are your celiac symptoms?” and your responses (as usual) were fantabulous.
To make the list of celiac symptoms as accurate and easy to read as humanly possible, without listing every single possible symptom, I only listed those that were mentioned by more than one person. And the symptoms that were mentioned the most often were given extra prominence. And on top of that, I broke the symptoms down by category.
Now I could have just listed them on this page and been done with it. But after all this effort, wouldn’t it be nice to come up with something a bit different? A bit more visual?
So I got my creative juices flowing.
The result is the following infographic. To see the image in its full-size glory, just click it.
I am hoping you will all share this across all of your networks so we can really get the word out that our disease is not a simple belly ache.
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