Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, has launched a campaign to reach the 500,000 people in the UK living with undiagnosed coeliac disease without realising it. There are a range of symptoms including constant mouth ulcers, crippling fatigue, stomach pain, regular bouts of diarrhoea, anaemia and weight loss. If you suffer from these or other unexplained symptoms, take the assessment and see if you are at risk of coeliac disease.
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Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The body’s reaction to gluten causes damage to the lining of the intestine, preventing the body from absorbing important nutrients. There is no cure and the only treatment for coeliac disease is a strict gluten-free diet for life. Click the link below to find out more.
ABOUT COELIAC DISEASE