I can’t remember what I was looking for when I came across discussion on this topic but I found it really interesting and thought I’d share it with you. Apparently there is evidence that height could in fact be related to celiac disease. Being short could be a symptom, particularly in children. Have you ever considered that your height could be a symptom of celiac disease?
Sometimes it feels like anything could be a symptom of celiac disease but I thought this topic was interesting simply because I’m a petite lass myself. I’m 5 feet or 1.52 metres or 60 inches depending on where you are in the world. I’m small.Â I guess it’s logical that if your body isn’t absorbing the vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs then this could in some way disrupt your growth but I wouldn’t think height would be particularly relevant unless you developed celiac disease as a child. I doubt this is why I’m not tall. It’s probably because my parents aren’t very tall themselves but who knows? Perhaps it is related in some way.
This post on celiac disease and short stature says that “short stature can sometimes be normal, but sometimes it can be related to a medical problem — and it’s increasingly being recognized that short stature can be a symptom of celiac disease.” Que interesante.
Maria T. Greene, MD discussesÂ non classic celiac symptomsÂ to watch out for in children.Â She says that “the leading extraintestinal symptoms of celiac disease in children are iron deficiency anemia, short stature and delayed onset of puberty.” Muy interesante. Perhaps there is something in this after all.
What do you think about this? How tall are you?