The only clinically proven treatment for coeliac disease is to follow a diet that is completly gluten free.
If a gluten free diet is not followed certain unfortunate health risks such as osteoporosis, infertility, and gastrointestinal cancer may occur. So following a gluten free diet is essential, to enjoy a happy, healthy and gluten free full life.
Now you have coeliac disease you will be managed by a health care team including your GP, pharmacist and dietitian.
A typical process that might be followed after a diagnosis of coeliac disease is shown in our Next Steps.
Clinical guidelines recommend follow up appointments with your health care team at 3, 6 and 12 month intervals following diagnosis. Who you will see at these review appointments may vary depending on where you live and the services provided in your area. An annual review is important, particularly at times of stress or pregnancy. The reviews also monitor symptom improvement, nutritional state, and dietary compliance and check routine blood tests. Follow up appointments also give you support for your condition, as well as keep you up to date with new products and developments.
Read about the associated conditions here