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Coeliac Disease – Do you suffer from it?

Coeliac Disease – Do you suffer from it?
22nd May 2018 James Burroughs

Coeliac disease is something I come across a great deal with my clients.  It is also something I suffer from personally.👎🏻😩

Some people have no idea they suffer with this disease as they have no idea of the symptoms and what damage it can cause.❓

Coeliac disease is gluten-sensitive enteropathy, which basically is a immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barely.🌾

If you suffer with celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine.  Over time, the reaction damages your small intestine lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients. The intestinal damage often causes diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating, anemia and can lead to serious complications.❌

The signs and symptoms of coeliac can vary and adults suffer differently than children. However, more than half of adults with celiac disease have signs and symptoms that are not even related to digestion at all.🤷‍♀️

These symptoms are as follows:

➡️ Anemia (usually resulting from iron deficiency)

➡️ Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)

➡️ Itchy, blistery skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)

➡️ Joint pain

➡️ Mouth ulcers

➡️ Headaches and fatigue

➡️ Acid reflux

⛔️ Any of these sound familiar?

Coeliac disease often runs in families, so if a member of your family suffers, then it would be a good idea to get tested by your doctor.👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

Unfortunately there is no cure for celiac disease but there is a way to treat it. I ensure all my clients follow a strict gluten free diet which can massively help symptoms and promote intestinal health.🙌🏻✅

So if any of these symptoms some familiar it might be worth consulting your doctor or getting a DNA test done.📊

If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to drop me a DM.📲


James Burroughs
🏋🏻‍♀️Athlete Coach 
🏆Body Clinic – Award Winning Gym