How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Singh Your Own Question
Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 6496
Experience:  MBBS. General Practitioner, experienced in hospital care and primary care.
10798432
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Singh is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have had celiac disease undiagnosed now for as as I can

Resolved Question:

I have had celiac disease undiagnosed now for as long as I can remember. I am now 23 and will be 24 in a few months and I just found out. I have always been told I am a late bloomer but, I still look 16. Once, I am gluten free will puberty catch up and can I still grow at this age or will my body look the way it does now? Also how long will it take to see changes?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Singh :

Hi,

Dr. Singh :

Celiac disease is known to cause delayed puberty and growth which is likely caused by impaired growth hormone production. A gluten free diet can help reverse this. However, with that being said, bones tend to mature and stop growing by around age 25. So, although your hormones may normalize, your growth may be limited.

Dr. Singh :

It may take a few months of being on the gluten free diet before you see any changes.

Dr. Singh :

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Otherwise, please click accept.

Dr. Singh :

Regards

Customer: At this point can I expect hair, facial hair and genital growth
Dr. Singh :

Yes you can

Dr. Singh and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you