Ask the Experts- May 2017

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: May 11, 2017

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

My best friend told me she has Celiac disease.  Can you please explain what are the symptoms?

Thanks so much.


Dear Linda,

The symptoms of celiac disease include:  mouth ulcers; abdominal pain; bloating and flatulence; fatigue and weakness; weight loss; anemia; an itchy rash on knees, buttocks, elbows or shoulder.  If any of these symptoms occur, one should see their doctor.  Women, by the way, are more often affected than men.  The disease also seems to run in families.  Thank you for writing to Red Hot Mamas.  We hope this is of help to you.

Red Hot Mamas