Coeliac disease occurs in 1 in a hundred people. You are not alone. There are many wonderful resources on line and we point you in the right direction. Our fact sheet on the tests involved will help you understand the process of diagnosis.


Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a genetically determined autoimmune disorder. It affects people differently, when it presents in childhood it is  usually associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. Antibodies are produced against proteins known as gluten contained in wheat (including spelt, tricale,and kamut) rye and barley which then cause damage to the small intestinal lining.  It is a lifelong disorder and is treated by a gluten free diet. There are a myriad of resources available on line. We have chosen the pick of the crop.

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