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I suffer from coeliac, however past 2 months I have been overly

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I suffer from coeliac, however past 2 months I have been overly exhausted. Haven't change anything. Have bruised like inflammation marks on my face size of 50p and corner of mouth, would iron supplement help ? It's so unsightly.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

bruising in a patient with celiac disease usually means deficiency of vitamin K

Customer: Is this a product I can purchase
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Corners of mouth being inflamed indicate vitamin B complex (riboflavin) deficiency.

Customer: Sorry, I meant my skin is so inflamed it looks like bruising
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Exhaustion may mean that you have a low hemoglobin

Dr. Shahzad MD :

oh ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

this may be due to chronic lack of niacin or vitamin B3

Dr. Shahzad MD :

lack of vitamin B3 can cause dermatitis.

Customer: Can you suggest any supplement I should take
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can take over the counter B complex vitamins but since in celiac disease absorption is poor it may not be absorbed very well and you may need to consult your doctor for parenteral or IV or intramuscular shots of vitamins.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You also need to have blood tests to have a look at your hemoglobin.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer: Yes, is the b12 injection similar to what your suggesting
Dr. Shahzad MD :

We also need to know why you are fatigued. It could be due to low hemoglobin and it could also be due to low thyroid hormones due to hypothyroidism which is something commonly associated with celiac disease

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes that is similar but you need a wider range of B complex vitamins

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would recommend further testing and I would strongly recommend contacting your doctor or GP about it.

Customer: Ok, I will do, thank you. So going now to purchase over the counter vitamins may be a waste
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes it may be a waste

Customer: Thank you and have a good day.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
Take care
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