Taking a Closer Look at Coeliac Disease
In This Chapter
Looking at the frequency of coeliac disease
Reviewing the effects of coeliac disease in the body
Understanding the relationship between gluten and dermatitis herpetiformis
Looking into the future of treatments
C oeliac disease is common, but hard to diagnose, because it mimics the symptoms of many other conditions. The word coeliac comes from a Greek word koiliakos, meaning ‘suffering in the bowels’. (Was that a heartfelt ‘oh, yeah’ from someone out there?)
Coeliac disease doesn’t have a cure, but it can be treated very effectively by diet and no medication ...