Help With Diagnosing
Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:40 PM
I also have 2.5 yr old daughter - she's only 22.5 pounds, gains weight very slowly. no interest in eating most of the time, has acid reflux (diagnosed at 7 mon.), and suffers from chronic constipation (requires signif. meds daily to go). She also was born with a cleft lip/palate so we've always attributed her eating difficulties to the myriad of things wrong in her mouth. I haven't seen any obvious food allergies. I know she doesn't exhibit some classic symptoms, but am wondering if she could have celiac disease too.
Anyone with similar situations or thoughts? Thanks!
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:05 PM
It sounds like both of your children would benefit from testing for celiac disease, especially since there is a family history of the disorder. I know that I was a constipated child, and both of my children have eczema that gets worse after a gluten accident. They are also very tall for their ages, but their weight is falling down the charts at a moderate pace. (All three of us have celiac disease.) I hope my thoughts are helpful to you, and good luck to you and your children!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
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