digestive system malfunctions: coeliac disease

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    • CAUSES
      • Often runs in families
      • strongly associated with a number of genetic mutations, however it is though that environmental factors trigger the condition
      • if you were introduced to gluten as a baby before 6 months old may increase the risk
      • an abnormal immune system reaction to the protein gluten
      • Indigestion
      • abdominal pain
      • bloating and flatulence
      • vomiting ( usually children)
      • fatigue
      • unexpected weight loss
      • difficulty getting pregnant
      • Give up all foods containing gluten for life
      • vaccinations e.g. flu jab, individuals with coeliac disease are more vulnerable to infection
      • vitamin and mineral supplements can also help correct any dietary deficiencies


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