Coeliac disease (Gluten Intolerance)
 
Coeliac disease affects 1:100 people* in the UK.  There are some 600,000 undiagnosed cases in the UK:  it is a lifelong genetically inherited intestinal disorder.  The SELFCheck Gluten Intolerance** home test is an easy to use means of screening and detecting specific antibodies e.g. anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTGA), antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), indicative of possible Coeliac disease.  Diagnosis of Coeliac disease is hampered by the variety of symptoms sufferers may present to their GP, including bloating after eating bread and/or pasta containing wheat; bouts of diarrhoea and constipation; muscle wastage; fatigue; as well as skin complaints. 
More recently, it has been suggested that people suffering from the following medical conditions be screened for Coeliac disease as a routine part of their on-going care and management: Type 1 diabetes; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid glands; and dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition that causes blistering)
The benefit of carrying out a SELFCheck Gluten Intolerance test in privacy ensures confidentiality as well as creating the incentive needed to take further steps in terms of managing personal health earlier, and consultation with a healthcare professional will facilitate earlier medical intervention.
The SELFCheck Gluten Intolerance (wheat intolerance, etc) test is easy to use: it requires a small finger prick blood sample to perform the test and a visual result is available in less than 10 minutes.
 (**Gluten intolerance is the most commonly used phrase/terms to describe coeliac disease)
*Source www.nhs.uk /nhs choices

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