"I have a positive outlook on life" - Maja from Zagreb (Croatia)
I was born in the 1970's in Zagreb, Croatia, and one of my first memories, among playing and having fun, were serious digestive issues and complications. My family got rid of all the carpets from our apartment, as my vomiting was frequent and often unpredictable. I also remember that I... Read more...
The story of Anna: “It never crossed my mind that my daughter might suffer from celiac disease.”
My daughter Anna was diagnosed with celiac disease in October 2020, two months before her tenth birthday. I feel desperate, realizing that she has probably suffered from the disease since she was born and that none of the physicians who have seen her in the past ten years, including a fair...Read more...
MOTHER: "A SWIMMING TRAINER SUGGESTED TO TAKE MY SON TO A DOCTOR". (HUNGARY)
I have a son and a daughter. My son was 11 years old, when his swimming trainer suggested to take him to a doctor. He told me that my boy works well, but still, his muscles don’t grow, and his track results aren’t any better. He did not have any gastrointestinal symptoms. We went to see a paediatric gastroenterologist and very shortly it became clear that my son has celiac disease. Read more...
MOTHER: “OUR EARLY MONTHS WERE NOT EASY; SHE WAS A COLICKY BABY”. (HUNGARY)
Szofia is my only daughter, she is 3,5 years old. Our early months were not easy, she was a colicky baby. But she was already 22 months old and still it did not get any better: she didn’t sleep at night, she was irritable and crying all the time, and wanting “mummy”. Read more:
CHRISTINA, A PAEDIATRICIAN FROM GRAZ: “PALE AND “CRACKED” SKIN MIGHT BE S SIGN OF CELIAC DISEASE”.
I am a paediatrician myself – and years ago, when seeing occasionally my sister-in-law, who is a bit younger, I thought “oh, how pale and irritated her skin looks”, certainly she has too much stress and not enough sleep, … and I booked a spa weekend for her, to have her really pampered with some expensive beauty treatment.