10 Signs & Symptoms of Celiac Disease

6. Chronic diarrhea and steatorrhea

This is a very frequent symptom, and although it has been demonstrated that the severity of this symptom is related to the gluten intake, it can also persist even after adopting a gluten-free diet and other changes in the patient’s lifestyle.

Steatorrhea is also a very common symptom. It can be defined as an excess of fat in the feces, which produces bulkier stools, which are pale and foul-smelling. Likewise, the feces tend to float in the water because they contain a large amount of gas.

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Aurelysmar Grimán Perozo is a doctor from the Centroccidental University "Lisandro Alvarado", with a diploma degree in occupational medicine, and certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and advanced electrocardiography. In addition to her work as a doctor, she also writes as a freelancer in medical research.

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