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Poll- How Tall Are You?

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I've read celiac disease may cause people to be shorter than they otherwise would be. I'm 5 feet tall and wonder if I lost some height because of it. Anyone else feel this way and want to post their height?

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DD's 9 years old. She's about to hit 5 feet any day. She was diagnosed at age 4. Son is over 44" and 5 years old which is about the 75% for his age. He was diagnosed at 2. But I'm 5'11" and hub's 6'5". I'm the shortest 'kid' in my family but I don't have Celiac...

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I'm the shortest in my family at 5'2"...my next sister is undergoing testing now, and is the next shortest at 5'3". Interesting question! My DS is 5'10" and celiac, my other DS is 6'4" and not celiac. :blink:

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5'7" - shrunk 3/4 of an inch. Self-diagnosed 3 years ago.

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I'm 5 feet tall.

Been 5'1" all my life until last Dr. visit when they said I am now officially 5 feet o inches.

What????

I guess those 7 years undiagnosed took a toll.

This is interesting.

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interesting poll!

I am just 5'4"... which is a bummer because I wanted to be a professional dancer, but was too short:<(

My sister, who I think may be celiac, too is 5'3".Brother 5'9" Dad was 5'8" and Mom 5'3". None of us are very tall.

I was just DXed at age 53 after a long illness and a lifetime of issues I can now link to this.

Hubby, however, is 6'3"...he's our family giant :>)

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I don't come from a tall family. At 5'6" I'm the tallest in my house by 2+ inches. Would have grown taller if not for steroid asthma meds all through childhood. No obvious gluten-intolerance symptoms until last year.

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I'm the shortest one in my family, besides my mom. Dad is 6'2", Mom is 5'4", youngest brother is 5'10", oldest brother is 6'5", and my sisters are both 5'11". I was 5'6" at my tallest, but I'm now down to 5'5", and I'm only 25... I have osteoporosis, so the height loss scares me a bit. I hope that I'm able to reverse some of the bone loss just by being able to absorb vitamins and minerals again now that I'm gluten-free.

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5'8" at the last check - anybody's shoe size shrink?? i used to wear a solid 9 sometimes 9 1/2. now i am 8 1/2, sometimes 8?? maybe i should double check my height.....

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I'm 5'8-1/2", and I was diagnosed at 47. My son, who was diagnosed at almost 16, was supposed to end up between 6'5" and 6'8", but his celiac was triggered when he was 11. He began to lose ground with his height--he was usually the tallest in his grade, but by the end of 8th grade, he was not even one of the tallest in his class. He ended up at 6'3-1/2". I think celiac definitely affected his adolescent growth.

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I'm 4'11. My mom used to be 4'10 but she's got osteoporosis and has shrunk a bit! My dad is only around 5'6. I had stomach problems my whole life but only figured out the gluten connection a year and half ago!

My daughter made it to 5'3 (her dad is 6'3) but at 15 she seems to have stopped growing. I suspect she has celiac but her bloodwork was negative and she refuses to try the diet! (Teenagers! <_< )

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6'1" and I am the short one in my family. My dad has celiac as well and he is 6'4".

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I'm 5'7" but I think my height is pretty normal considering the rest of my family. I am the shortest one though. Not that 5'7" is short by any means. My 7 year old however is TINY and always has been. (She's been gluten/dairy/corn free since October) Until I realized what was going on I was completely flummoxed because of my height and my husband is 6'2". Now it kind of makes sense and it might just be my imagination, but I feel like she might be starting to catch up a little.

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I'm 5'2" doctors told my mom when I was two that I would be 5'8". Some sort of calculation they do with thigh bones. I have very long legs but a shortened trunk. My son is 5', he became celiac in infancy and has shortened thigh and upper arm bones, my DD is 5'4" she was hit with celiac as an early teen, we were told she would be tall but stopped growing at around 12 or so but has normal proportions. My Mom was 4'11", size 2 shoe as an adult. She, like myself, became celiac in childhood when DH appeared.

I think how much impact celiac has on your height depends on when it was triggered. Those who are triggered later in life have a better chance of fulfilling their growth.

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5'5. I have an aunt who I strongly suspect has celiac who has lost a lot of height, she can't really stand straight anymore. Sadly she will never change her diet.

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5'8" at the last check - anybody's shoe size shrink?? i used to wear a solid 9 sometimes 9 1/2. now i am 8 1/2, sometimes 8?? maybe i should double check my height.....

I lost a full shoe size also but in my case it was from getting rid of full body edema. I now wear the same shoe and clothing size I did in my teens.

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