coeliac disease

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coeliac disease

a chronic intestinal disorder of young children caused by sensitivity to the protein gliadin contained in the gluten of cereals, characterized by distention of the abdomen and frothy and pale foul-smelling stools
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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.
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.
Coeliacs 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.
The next night catering for coeliacs will be held on July 4.
Coeliac 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.