What Is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac Disease is not a food intolerance or an allergy, it is an Autoimmune condition.

When a person with coeliac disease eats gluten, their immune system gets confused, and attacks the small intestine. The small intestine is the area of the bowel where all of the nutrients are absorbed from your food, so when it is damaged your body is less able to get everything it needs. On top of this, the attack by your immune system causes inflammation in the small intestine, which can be painful and cause diarrhoea.

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