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Coeliac disease

Diagnosis

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

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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.

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

Page last reviewed: 03/12/2019
Next review due: 03/12/2022