Coeliac Disease

Description: 

Coeliac Disease is the name given to a severe reaction to all grains that contain gluten (wheat, oats, rye and barley). Gluten (or gliadin) is the protein part of the grain.

Other Common Names: 

Coeliac Sprue, Gluten Intolerance

Symptoms: 

Recurring diarrhoea/constipation, abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, anaemia, severe weight loss, weakness and in some individuals fatty stools.

Additional Symptoms: 

Untreated Coeliac can lead to numerous long term complications.

Possible Causes: 

Coeliac Disease is caused by an inability to digest foods that contain the gliadin fraction of gluten, which causes damage to the small intestine. It is rare to get beyond childhood without this condition being diagnosed. Coeliac sufferers may have a problem absorbing nutrients and can become nutrient deficient, because of this malabsorption, supplementation of nutrients is often necessary together with a focus on nurturing and healing the lining of the gut.

Associated Diagnostics: 

Health conditions such as coeliac disease are complex and have many contributing factors, some conditions may be managed through diet and nutrition, whilst others may require one or more tests.
If your symptoms indicate the need for testing we will select the correct diagnostic protocols for your condition.
Anti Gliadin IgA/IgG, Food Allergy / Sensitivity Screening, Intestinal Permeability Screening, Iron and Nutritient Status, Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis with Parasitology. Rule out Lactose Intolerance which often accompanies Coeliac.