A celiac test can be used to diagnose an autoimmune disorder that interferes with the body’s ability to digest gluten, which is contained within various foods such as bread and pasta. Common symptoms include bloating, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, and fatigue. At Melbourne Natural Medicine, we can provide Celiac tests for patients who suspect they might be suffering from symptoms due to consumption of gluten.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Gluten intolerances can be difficult to diagnose, as most people don’t even realise they suffer from the condition until symptoms become severe. If you have immediate family members or relatives who have suffered from the condition, it’s recommended that you arrange to get tests done.
Testing usually involves taking preliminary blood samples and genetic samples and looking for certain antibodies and genes. An endoscopic biopsy can also be performed to identify any damage to your small intestine. This is done by inserting a scope with a camera through your mouth and into your intestinal tract, removing a tissue sample for analysis.
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You can trust Melbourne Natural Medicine to provide thorough Celiac tests for patients of all ages. Give us a call or message us online to learn more about how we can assist you or make a booking at your earliest convenience.