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Coeliac disease - gluten-free for life


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Many of the audience had not realised how serious coeliac disease is and that sufferers must eat gluten-free food for life.
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Presentation prepared for Toastmasters International Advanced Manual on Technical Presentations, Project 3. 29th March 2010.

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Coeliac disease - gluten-free for life

  1. 1. on having coeliac disease <ul><li>coeliac , celiac - Greek, κοιλιακός ( koiliakόs , &quot;abdominal&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>first described by Aretaeus, 2000 years ago </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Before Diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms: </li></ul><ul><li>diarrhoea </li></ul><ul><li>weight loss </li></ul><ul><li>fatty stools </li></ul><ul><li>anaemia </li></ul><ul><li>calcium deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>joint pain </li></ul><ul><li>bloating </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1987 - 1 in 1500 2010 - 1 in 100 Number of coeliacs in population
  4. 4. Where the damage happens X-section of small intestine Villus
  5. 5. Normal villi scale 200 micro metres = 0.2mm long X-section healthy villi X-section villi flattened by coeliac disease
  6. 6. Complications of Coeliac Disease Normal blood Anaemia
  7. 7. Complications of Coeliac Disease Normal bone Osteoporosis
  8. 8. What contains gluten? Wheat Rye Barley
  9. 9. Life-long gluten free diet - gluten-free foods
  10. 10. Free From Foods
  11. 11. Dangerous foods for the coeliac
  12. 12. How they do it in Spain! Sin Gluten
  13. 13. Eating Out
  14. 14. Help and Support -