Be aware of symptoms

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Coeliac UK is the national charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.

It is estimated the disease affects one in 100 people but only a quarter of those with the condition are diagnosed. We are urging people, in Coeliac UK Awareness Week (May 9 to 15), to ask “is it coeliac disease?” if they are suffering from any of these symptoms: Anaemia, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, regular bouts of diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, ongoing fatigue, weight loss, or constant mouth ulcers. If that is you, visit www.isitcoeliacdisease.org.uk and take the online assessment, which provides you with a result that you can take to your GP if your responses indicate a need for further tests.

So, in this week of awareness if you notice these symptoms, be ready to ask yourself “is it coeliac disease?”.

Sarah Sleet,

Chief Executive Coeliac UK