Is gluten making you sick?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by a sensitivity to gluten. Exposure to gluten triggers an immune response which causes inflammation of the lining of the small intestine and can lead to abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea. Left untreated coeliac disease can also affect nutrient absorption resulting in additional symptoms such as anaemia, fatigue and headaches. In chronic cases, coeliac disease can even cause liver disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and even infertility. That's why we've design this simple test.
If you have a family history of coeliac disease then it’s important to consider screening. But also consider a gluten intolerance test if you are deficient in iron or other nutrients, have gastrointestinal symptoms, unexplained infertility, liver disease, or other autoimmune disease such as diabetes or thyroid disease. Coeliac disease is controlled by eliminating gluten from the diet - this helps to heal the small intestine, manage symptoms and reduce the long-term risk of complications.