Coeliac diseaseComplications

If you have coeliac disease, it's crucial you do not eat any gluten. If you have untreated or undiagnosed coeliac disease and you're still eating gluten, several complications can occur.


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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