Coeliac disease affects roughly 1% of the UK’s population, yet only a quarter of sufferers are diagnosed. This is four times the number of people who were diagnosed with coeliac disease in 1990 according to a study carried out by the University of Nottingham. However, this is considered to be a result of improved diagnosis rather than more people developing the condition.

Without the proper treatment, coeliac disease can lead to severe health problems including osteoporosis, miscarriages and bowel cancer.

It is therefore vital that you have an understanding of the disease and its symptoms and, if you or a member of your family is diagnosed, you know just what to look out for when buying food and other products. 

To help you and your family stay happy and healthy, our infographic takes a look at the many myths surrounding the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of coeliac disease and what truths are really behind the fiction.

Mythbuster infographic

If you believe you have some of the common symptoms related to coeliac disease it is important that you visit your GP and request a diagnosis. However, at this point it is crucial that you keep gluten in your diet up until the point of diagnosis to ensure accurate results.

 Although a positive diagnosis of coeliac disease can be daunting initially, after following the correct diet your symptoms should soon subside and improve your energy levels. What’s more, there are many delicious gluten free alternative products and recipes available, including the Warburtons Gluten Free range.