There are a lot of coeliacs
walking around who don't even realise they have the disease," he said.
One in every 100 people is a coeliac
and some coeliacs
have avoided the Eucharist completely.
That afternoon they were referred to the hospital, where they examined Lucy and said she was a typical coeliac
disease is a life threatening complaint and a strict adherence to the diet is essential to remain healthy.
WHEN mother-of-two Melanie Evans was diagnosed with coeliac
disease, it came as a huge relief finally to have an explanation for feeling so ill and losing weight at an alarming rate.
Patients with coeliac
disease and diabetes are banned from eating many foods because their bodies are unable to process them.
are not able to get free prescriptions for gluten-free foods, unlike others with similar chronic conditions, a situation that Coeliac
UK finds unacceptable.
We were really pleased that this has finally happened and hope that it raises awareness of coeliac
disease, which is now being more readily diagnosed by doctors.
But what is coeliac
disease and why is it so often undiagnosed?
The next night catering for coeliacs
will be held on July 4.
disease - where sufferers are allergic to gluten - is now considered the most under-diagnosed common chronic condition in the UK and left untreated can lead to life-threatening complaints like osteoporosis and bowel cancer.