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Coeliac disease

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 usually treated with a gluten-free diet.

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

Read more on the NHS website.

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

Symptoms of coeliac disease

Eating foods containing gluten can trigger a range of gut-related symptoms, such as:

Coeliac disease can also cause a number of more general symptoms, including:

Children with coeliac disease may not grow at the expected rate and may have delayed puberty.

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

Medical treatments

There's no cure for coeliac disease, but switching to a gluten-free diet should help control symptoms and prevent the long-term consequences of the condition.

Even if you have non-existent or mild symptoms, changing your diet is still recommended because continuing to eat gluten can lead to serious complications.

It's important to ensure that your gluten-free diet is healthy and balanced.

An increase in the range of available gluten-free foods in recent years has made it possible to eat both a healthy and varied gluten-free diet.

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

Read more on the NHS website.