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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a condition where your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten. It stops you from taking in nutrients.

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

Symptoms of coeliac disease

Eating foods that contain gluten can trigger a range of gut symptoms, such as:

Coeliac disease can also cause 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 following a gluten-free diet should help control symptoms and prevent the long-term complications of the condition.

Even if you have mild symptoms, changing your diet is still recommended because continuing to eat gluten can lead to serious complications. This may also be the case if tests show that you have some degree of coeliac disease even if you do not have noticeable symptoms.

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.