Is coeliac disease serious?

Coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can cause a wide range of symptoms and complications. If left untreated, it can lead to malabsorption, malnutrition and an increased risk of certain types of cancer, osteoporosis, and other health problems.

When gluten is consumed by someone with coeliac disease, it triggers an immune response that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine. This can lead to malabsorption of nutrients, which can cause a wide range of symptoms such as weight loss, anemia, osteoporosis, fatigue and other symptoms.

Coeliac disease can also increase the risk of certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma, and other autoimmune disorders, such as type 1 diabetes and autoimmune thyroid disease.

It’s worth noting that, even though coeliac disease is a serious disorder, it can be effectively managed with a strict gluten-free diet, and regular monitoring for complications. Additionally, it’s important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause of coeliac disease and develop an appropriate treatment plan.