What are the symptoms of nontropical sprue?

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Symptoms of nontropical sprue may occur in the digestive system, which are more common in children, or in other parts of the body, including bloating, or a feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen, chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas, vomiting and so on.What's more, it affects each person differently. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. However, some people have no symptoms.
Nontropical sprue is a genetic disease. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.
In addition to those common symptoms happen in children, adults are less likely to have digestive symptoms and, instead, may have one or more of the following: a red, smooth, shiny tongue, bone or joint pain, depression or anxiety, dermatitis herpetiformis, headaches, infertility or repeated miscarriage, missed menstrual periods, mouth problems such a canker sores or dry mouth, tingling numbness in the hands and feet tiredness, and weak and brittle bones.
Nontropical sprue disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It may also be in other products like vitamins and supplements, hair and skin products, toothpastes, and lip balm.
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