Coeliac Disease Health Clinic
Coeliac disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine, triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, biscuits, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. Coeliac disease is not a food allergy or a food intolerance. It is an autoimmune disease which means that the immune system (which normally protects the body from infections) mistakenly attacks itself.
The lining of the small intestine contains millions of tiny tube-shaped structures called villi. These help food and nutrients to be digested more effectively into the body. In coeliac disease, these villi are flattened due to the inflammation of the lining of the gut. This then means that the food and nutrients can not be so readily digested into the body. No treatment can cure coeliac disease. However, you can effectively manage coeliac disease through changing your diet.
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