Coeliac diseaseCauses

Coeliac disease is caused by an abnormal immune system reaction to the protein gluten, which is found in foods such as bread, pasta, cereals and biscuits

overview

Coeliac disease is a condition where you cannot digest nutrients properly. It's caused by your gut reacting to food containing gluten.

symptoms

Symptoms of coeliac disease include diarrhoea, stomach aches and bloating.

causes

Coeliac disease is caused by the immune system attacking and damaging your gut when you eat food containing gluten.

treatments_overview

Coeliac disease is usually treated with a gluten-free diet.

Page last reviewed: 04/12/2016
Next review due: 04/12/2019