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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition whereby a person has an adverse reaction to the protein gluten, which damages the digestive system. This damage can interfere with the absorption of some nutrients and cause a range of health-related issues. If you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease it is essential that you follow a strict gluten-free diet and avoid foods like wheat, barley and rye for the rest of your life. While there is no cure for coeliac disease, the condition can be managed through diet.


What symptoms should I look out for?

If symptoms occur, they can range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Diarrhoea, excessive wind, and/or constipation
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Recurrent stomach pain and cramping or bloating
  • Iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency
  • Tiredness and/or headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis - DH)
  • Tooth enamel problems and/or mouth ulcers
  • Osteoporosis

What should I do if I think I have coeliac disease?

The first step is to visit your GP who will be able to take some tests to see if you have coeliac disease. It is important not to eliminate sources of gluten from your diet before visiting your GP as this can lead to a false negative result. It is also important not to self-diagnose yourself, as this is a real disease with real health consequences.

Often symptoms may be mistaken for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or wheat intolerance so if you have been suffering with 3 or more of the above symptoms above it is advisable to visit your GP. Once you have a diagnosis, whether false or positive, your next step will be to consult with a dietitian for dietary advice.

How Can Spectrum Nutrition Help?

During your initial consultation, your dietitian will assess your symptoms, diet and lifestyle. The overall aim of diet therapy is to identify potential trigger foods, reduce symptoms of bloating and improve your quality of life. The dietitians at Spectrum Nutrition can help to identify the root cause of bloating, whether it is a symptom of wheat intolerance or IBS or a reaction to certain fibres or sugars in the diet. We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prevent or manage bloating for good.

Your dietitian will also carry out a complete nutritional assessment, taking a diet history, body composition analysis including weight, BMI, waist circumference, body fat percentage, lean body mass, waist to hip measurement and more.

You will receive:

  • A starter meal plan tailored to you
  • Recipe book to suit your dietary requirements
  • Tailored advice and action points

Our Fees

30 Minute Consultation €60
45 Minute Consultation €85
60 Minute Consultation €105
Students / Medical Card Holders Discount €10 Off

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We also can provide online consultations no matter where you are based.

Booking Your Appointment

To book your appointment please complete the below form or phone our patient services team, available Monday – Friday between 8am – 7pm, and Saturdays between 8:30am – 4:30pm. If your enquiry is urgent please phone the team at 01-6111740 and they will be able to assist you.

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