Your doctor may arrange a simple blood test “TTG” to rule out Coeliac disease.
A biopsy of your small intestine (please see procedure link > Gastroscopy )
A flexible tube (an “endoscope”) will be passed into your stomach and upper intestine, via your mouth. During the examination a biopsy (removal of small tissue) of small intestine is taken. When viewed under a microscope, it is possible to confirm of rule out Coeliac disease.
How is Coeliac Disease treated?
The treatment for Coeliac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet. Gluten is present in Wheat, Barley and Rye (e.g. Bread, Cakes, Pastries, Pasta, Barley, Rye, Beer, Indian curries and pizza etc).
The Coeliac Society in UK(Coeliac UK ) produces an updated list of thousands of branded gluten-free items that you can purchase in supermarkets. Their details are set out below.
Coeliac Society of the UK, PO Box 220, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2HY.