Digestive Health

Am I at risk for coeliac disease?

Certain factors can increase risk for coeliac disease. Are the following present?

Do you have a family history of coeliac disease?


Do you have an autoimmune condition, such as HIV/AIDS thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis?


Do you have either of the chromosomal disorders Down's Syndrome or Turner's Syndrome?


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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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