Do you suffer from:
- Frequent gastro upsets (vomiting, diarrhoea, tummy pain, constipation)?
- Anaemia or other nutritional deficiencies?
- Joint pain or early onset osteoporosis?
- Trouble falling pregnant?
If you answered yes, have you been checked for Coeliac Disease? An estimated 1 in 70 Australians have Coeliac Disease. However only 20% have been diagnosed. That means there are a lot of people suffering with these symptoms, without a diagnosis and proper treatment. If you have a relative with Coeliac Disease you have a 10% chance of also having the condition.
Coeliac Awareness Week is held on 13 - 20 March 2016 and aims to raise the importance of diagnosing Coeliac Disease. Arrange an appointment to speak with your GP if you think this could be you. It is important that you do not exclude gluten from your diet before having any tests performed by your GP. You can download here a letter to take to your GP.
On 15th and 16th of May 2016, Brisbane is hosting a Gluten Free Food Show at the Brisbane Convention centre. Check here for more details.
A strict gluten free diet remains the only treatment for Coeliac Disease. A skilled dietitian can help you to navigate food labels and supermarket foods suitable for a gluten free diet. A dietitian can also assess your diet for nutritional adequacy, help correct any nutritional deficiencies and provide you with a personalised gluten free eating plan. To book a dietitian appointment contact Susan here.