What Does a Person with Celiac Disease Look Like? Have you wondered if we are of specific descent, gender, age? Read on to learn more…
For Celiac Awareness Month, I’m writing a mini post each day related to life with Celiac disease. Today’s topic is what does a person with Celiac disease look like?
Many picture a person with Celiac disease being underweight, short, pale, a child with a distended abdomen, a white woman. While those attributes can be true, a person with Celiac disease can also be overweight, tall, of any skin tone or race, any age and gender. Any body can be a body with Celiac disease. We don’t look any certain way and don’t come from any specific geographic region.
- Men are as likely as women to have Celiac disease.
- Celiac disease is one of the most common hereditary disorders worldwide.
- Children and adults of all ages can be diagnosed with Celiac disease.
Additional reading on this topic:
In U.S., Celiac Disease Diagnosis Is Most Common Among Patients with Punjabi Ancestry, American Gastroenterological Association.
Celiac Disease Facts and Figures, The University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center.
Celiac Disease: Who Is At Risk?, Beyond Celiac
Thanks for reading along during my Celiac Awareness Month series.