What is Celiac Disease?

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune disease. When someone with coeliac eats gluten (a protein found in wheat,barley and rye) they can feel sick, vomit or get bloated. When they eat gluten their immune system attacks the small intestine and the villi (small finger-like things that help absorb nutrients).

Symptoms include:
Stomach cramps/aches
Sudden/unexpected weight loss
Iron/vitamin B12/folic acid deficiency
Mouth ulcers
Skin rash

For more information you can visit the Coeliac UK website.


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