Our digestive system is complex and we rely on it entirely to transform the foods that we eat into the nutrients our bodies require to sustain us. Our digestive system is normally able to cope with a wide variety of foods and drinks without any problems but sometimes some foods can cause us problems.

Gluten intolerance and gluten allergies are common and can lead to significant health problems in particular a condition called Coeliac Disease. Coeliac disease sometimes spelled Celiac disease is a lifelong autoimmune illness brought on by a reaction to gluten in the diet.

Coeliac disease is common, thought to affect up to 1% of the population. In the UK only around a quarter of the people with this condition have been diagnosed which means there are around half a million individuals across the UK suffering from this debilitating condition but who as yet have not had the appropriate tests to diagnose their illness.

With Better2Know, you can test for the following:

The symptoms of Coeliac disease can include tiredness, bloating, excess wind, constipation, nausea, diarrhoea as well as skin eruptions and rashes. In addition, some people with Coeliac Disease can suffer from a severe form of skin rash called Dermatitis Herpetiformis. With this condition a person with Coeliac Disease will suffer an itchy blistering rash which begins with an intense burning sensation and usually first develops around the elbows, knees, buttocks, scalp and back.

If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, then you should consider a test for gluten intolerance and Coeliac Disease. Also, it is known that Coeliac Disease runs in families so if a close member of your family such as a parent, brother or sister has the condition then your chances of having it increase tenfold.

Better2Know offers a comprehensive range of tests for gut and digestive allergies including tests for Gluten intolerance, Gluten allergies and Coeliac Disease. To book your test please contact our highly trained Patient Services Team on the number at the top of this page.