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Coeliac Disease

Urgent advice: Ask for an urgent GP appointment if:

  • you are not improving with treatment
  • new onset gut symptoms
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blood in your stool
  • waking up at night to open your bowels


Coeliac Disease is a life-long autoimmune condition, which causes a person’s immune system to attack its own tissues when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means the body cannot absorb nutrients properly.


1 in 100 people have Coeliac Disease, and once it is diagnosed, the only treatment for the condition is a life-long gluten free diet.