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Celiac Disease | Celiac Disease Symptoms | What Is Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease or Coeliac Disease? This video is on Celiac Disease Symptoms. What Is Celiac Disease. Gluten Free Diet.

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00:00 Celiac Disease Introduction

00:35 What Is Celiac Disease

02:23 Celiac Disease Symptoms

04:13 Celiac Disease Test

05:16 Celiac Disease Gluten Free Diet

08:30 Long Term Health Problems Of Celiac Disease


In coeliac disease your immune system gets triggered, not by a germ, but by a protein called GLUTEN. Your immune system produces antibodies against the GLIADIN aspect of gluten. This causes inflammation, or swelling, in your intestine. That’s why coeliac disease is known as an “autoimmune disease”- this is when your immune system attacks your own body.

The inflammation flattens villi in your intestine. This prevents you from absorbing the nutrients from your food and can lead to all sorts of problems


It is so important for you to get checked by a healthcare professional if you have any of the tell-tale symptoms I am going to mention right now!

Remember, the sooner you are diagnosed with coeliac disease, the better your chances are of preventing long term health problems.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT remove gluten from your diet for any reason. Even if you have symptoms! That’s because you won’t know if you have coeliac disease UNTIL you are tested. You need gluten to trigger the production of enough antibodies to be detected by the test. After antibodies are detected you will normally have a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Here are the main symptoms of coeliac disease:

- NUMBER ONE: Gut problems like bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation! These are all due to gluten causing inflammation.

- NUMBER TWO: Tiredness, anaemia and mouth ulcers! These are likely due to deficiencies in vitamins like iron or vitamin D because you’ve got so much inflammation your villi can’t absorb them from your food.

NUMBER THREE: Unexpected weight loss - This will need an urgent appointment with your healthcare professional


When you're first diagnosed with coeliac disease, you'll should always be referred to a dietitian to help you adjust to your new diet without gluten. They can also ensure your diet is balanced and contains all the nutrients you need.

If you have coeliac disease, do not eat the following foods, unless they're labelled as gluten-free versions:

- bread

- pasta

- cereals

- biscuits or crackers

- cakes and pastries

- pies

- gravies and sauces

It's important to always check the labels of the foods you buy. Many foods – particularly those that are processed – contain gluten in additives, such as malt flavouring and modified food starch.

Gluten may also be found in some non-food products, including lipstick, postage stamps and some types of medication.

Cross-contamination can occur if gluten-free foods and foods that contain gluten are prepared together or served with the same utensils.

For more information on foods to avoid please visit the following website, - This is a charity organisation for coeliac disease and has many helpful resources.

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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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