Coeliac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) is a condition where the small bowel lining is damaged by exposure to gluten.
It is a common disease affecting up to 1-2% of people (depending on ethnicity).
The symptoms are highly variable, ranging from no symptoms (being diagnosed incidentally) through to diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, rashes, growth disturbance in children, anaemia, irritability and mouth ulcers (to mention just a few).
The gastroenterology society of Australia (GESA) have prepared a summary information sheet on coeliac disease that is worth reading if you would like to learn more.
If you suspect you have coeliac disease, you should talk to a doctor.
how to make an
You can make an appointment with any of the doctors at alfred gastroenterology by any one of the following three methods:
- Online. By clicking on this link you will be able to fill in our online appointment request form.
- Email us your referral and your contact details, and we can contact you with an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone. Call us during business hours on (+61 2) 9519 8689 to arrange an appointment.
- We will get back to you with an appointment time within 1-2 business days. If you mark your request as urgent, we will do our very best to process it urgently.
- If you have an emergency, or think you might need treatment straight away, then you should call an ambulance (000), or go straight to a hospital.