Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.
Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease. Celiac disease, 2 times as many women as men.
Symptoms of celiac disease include:
- Gas and bloating.
- Changes in bowel movements.
- Weight loss.
- Feeling very tired.
These symptoms can be very mild. Some people vomit after they eat gluten. This is more likely to happen in children than in adults.
With our self test you can determine if you may have celiac disease or not.