Constipated Celiac Cousins???
by Rita Buhr
I have suffered for most of my life with constipation, sometimes not going for two weeks at a time. I get very bloated, have very bad cramping and my mid-section blows up and gets distended. I have had unexplained infertility, been diagnosed with IBS and told to take fiber supplements. The supplements do not help with the constipation. I also have been gaining weight. I have been on Weight Watchers trying to lose weight and my weight just keeps going up. Diet and exercise do not seem to have an effect.
My cousin,just last year, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Although our symptoms were opposite and she couldn't stop going to the bathroom, could gluten intolerance or Celiac disease be the reason for my problems?
Any guidance you have would be appreciated.