Coeliac diseaseDiagnosis

Routine testing for coeliac disease is not recommended unless you have symptoms or an increased risk of developing them.


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


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


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


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

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