Signs Your Senior May Be Developing Celiac Disease
Age and Celiac Disease
Older adults (that is, adults 50 and older) can get celiac disease, too. Even if your loved one has been tested for celiac in the past and cleared, they could still develop the autoimmune disorder later on in life.
Signs Your Loved One May Be Developing Celiac Disease
You may have reason to suspect your loved one has developed celiac disease or a serious gluten allergy if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Bloating and gas
- Bone pain
- Constipation or other difficulties with bowel movements
- Emotional difficulties, such as depression, irritability, or anxiety
- Iron deficiency
- Irregular or unpredictable menstrual cycles
- Itchiness of the skin
- Joint pain
- Nausea or queasiness
- Sores inside the mouth
Celiac disease also tends to run in families, so you should perk up if your loved one has parents or siblings with the same autoimmune disorder. However, it can occur in anyone and you should always keep an eye out for signs when your loved one is having digestive difficulties or any of the other symptoms listed above.
In-Home Assistance with Diet, Nutrition, Meal Planning & Prep for Texas Seniors
Managing celiac disease requires strict dietary limits. For people who are diagnosed late in life, this can be too challenging and time-consuming to handle alone. If you are an aging adult with a new celiac diagnosis or you are a caregiver for one such person, it may be time to bring in reinforcements in the form of home health care.
Older adults may have difficulty remembering exactly what they can and can’t eat following a celiac diagnosis, and their family caregivers may have so much else going on that they don’t have the time for intensive meal prep and shopping. When you call At Home Healthcare, a home health aide can help with everything from grocery shopping to meal preparation, all with your new limitations and doctor’s instructions in mind.
Call (877) 959-9093 today or request care nowto get the help you need in managing celiac disease.