Coeliac disease is an immune disorder that occurs when the small intestine becomes extraordinarily sensitive to gluten. It damages the small intestines and affects the absorption of nutrients. Gluten intolerance symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. Learn more about this condition and how a gluten free diet is essential for better health.
Dr. Estelle Wilken is a Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Tygerberg Hospital. She obtained her MBChB in 1976, her MMed (Int) in 1991 and her gastroenterology registration in 1995.
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