May is coeliac disease awareness month. Coeliac disease is a condition where your immune system attacks tissues in the body when gluten is eaten.
Coeliac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten, which is a dietary protein found in 3 types of cereal:
Gluten is found in any food that contains those cereals, including:
- breakfast cereals
- most types of bread
- certain types of sauces
- some ready meals
Symptoms of coeliac disease include:
- Stomach Aches
- Unintentional weight loss
- An itchy rash
- Nerve damage
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact the surgery.