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).
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.
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