Today I’m going to discuss 5 Facts about Coeliac Disease.
Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune condition in patients who cannot absorb gluten.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, and oats.
Patients with Coeliac Disease develop inflammation of the small intestine when they consume gluten.
This is frequently a cause of their resultant symptoms.
It is for this reason that the definitive diagnosis of Coeliac Disease requires a gastroscopy and biopsy of the small intestine.
A gastroscopy is a procedure in which a fibre optic telescope is inserted in the stomach and small intestine to perform this procedure.
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