Coeliac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
About 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease yet only 10-20% of people have been diagnosed. You can now get tested for Coeliac Disease in Bebington by visiting The Pharmacy.
What is coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is a reaction by the body to a protein called gluten, which is found in some foods. It is known as an autoimmune condition, which is where the body’s immune system attacks healthy parts of the body by mistake. The immune system normally attacks infections.
In coeliac disease, the immune system attacks gluten which leads to damage to the small bowel and affects the ability to absorb nutrients from food.
How can I find out if I have this?
The pharmacy team can help you find out if you have coeliac disease. This is done via a blood test that shows whether you have something called ‘antibodies’ in your blood that would suggest you have coeliac disease.
Antibodies occur in your blood when your immune system attacks something such as an infection, or gluten. The test requires a small pin prick of blood which is then mixed with special liquids.
You will have the results within 5-10 minutes costing only £10.99 per test.
To find out more about getting tested for Coeliac Disease in Bebington please contact our team, we are here to help.