Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. If you have Celiac disease, eating gluten causes a reaction in your small intestine - over time this reaction may damage your small intestine’s lining and inhibit its ability to absorb some nutrients.
As with many disorders, the best treatment begins with understanding and detection - something which can now be done from the comfort of your own home.
How do you check for Celiac disease from home?
The most reliable way to check for Celiac disease from home is with an at-home Celiac lab test.
LetsGetChecked’s at-home Celiac Test involves a simple finger prick sample and can identify Celiac disease antibodies with online results in just 5 days. When you receive your results, our medical team will be on hand to talk you through the next steps and answer any questions you may have.
Indicators of Celiac disease
Despite popular belief, there is no cure for Celiac disease but, for most, following a gluten free diet can help manage symptoms. It’s important to get tested early to avoid any serious complications.
Indicators of Celiac disease include:
- Discomfort after eating products that contain gluten
- Weight loss
- Bloating and gas
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
If you’re experiencing unpleasant symptoms after eating products that contain wheat, rye, barley and oats - you should take the Celiac test.
Other signs that you should take a test include:
- You’re experiencing digestive discomfort for over two weeks
- You have had diarrhoea for over two weeks
- You have thyroid issues
- You have type 1 diabetes
- You have Turner syndrome
- You suffer from rheumatoid arthritis
- You suffer from colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the bowel)
If you would rather take the test from the comfort of your own home, LetsGetChecked’s at-home Celiac Test gives you the option to do just that! The test must be taken following six weeks of a gluten-containing diet to ensure accurate results.