Over the last decade, there has been a rise in the popularity and use of the gluten-free diet (GFD) which is disproportionate to the prevalence of medical conditions recognised to benefit from it. This article looks at the gluten-related conditions for which a GFD can offer a solution.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition. When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, it causes the body’s immune system to attack and damage its own tissues. This fact sheet discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Coeliac disease.