coeliac disease


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coeliac disease

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(Pathology) a chronic intestinal disorder 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 many other GIT causes for iron deficiency anaemia, including poor dietary intake, previous gastrectomy, NSAID use and malabsorbtion (most likely due to coeliac disease in patients of European origin, even in South Africa).
Coeliac disease is associated with a variety of autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease.
This book is designed to provide practical advice on gluten-free terminology and recipes for individuals, families and friends of those who have either coeliac disease or non-coeliac gluten intolerance.
Around 1 in 100 in the UK have coeliac disease - a lifelong auto-immune intolerance to gluten in wheat, barley and rye - but four out of five are undiagnosed.
The country's first Coeliac Disease Awareness Week is planned for May 16 to 20.
Comparison of tissue transglutaminase-specific antibody assays with established antibody measurements for coeliac disease.
The doctors prescribed iron, but my body wouldn't absorb it, so doctors did a blood test and an endoscopy - where a tube was put into my stomach - which showed I had Coeliac disease.
Isobel said: 'Some people thought I was being difficult and that is what inspired me to highlight coeliac disease.
As a dietitian I see just how challenging living with coeliac disease can be, but the condition can be treated when people begin to manage their diet and avoid products containing gluten.
Coeliac disease is when the body's immune system damages the lining of the small bowel when gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley and rye - is eaten.
She explained: "Re-search shows people with coeliac disease - and the family and friends they eat out with - are worth a potential PS100m a year to venues that can cater for them.
Everyone is welcome and it's a great way of finding out more about the types of gluten-free food available as well as to catch up with the latest news surrounding coeliac disease.