Coeliac Disease in Children

 

At Paediatric Diagnostics, we offer investigation and treatment for children suffering with Coeliac Disease from birth up to 16 years of age. 

Our expert team of Consultants and Specialist Nurses are highly experienced in providing treatment for Coeliac Disease in children.

We are pleased to offer treatment at our outpatient clinics in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, Southwest London, making us ideally placed to provide treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, north and south Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth and all nearby areas.

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Coeliac Disease Investigation and Treatment at Paediatric Diagnostics

Coeliac Disease in Children - The Facts

According to data from www.coeliac.org.uk, Coeliac Disease affects around one in 100 children in the UK, although the majority of children are undiagnosed and it isn’t until later in life that they are diagnosed with the condition.

The condition is caused by an abnormal immune system reaction to the protein gluten, which is found in foods such as bread, pasta, cereals and biscuits.

What are the common symptoms?

  • Bloated belly
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhoea, constipation and other gut symptoms
  • Change in growth pattern, including faltering growth

In undiagnosed cases of coeliac disease, there is a risk of further complications being suffered. These include:

  • Delayed puberty
  • Impaired weight gain
  • Growth issues
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Osteoporosis
  • Iron deficiency anemia

A gluten free diet can help ease the symptoms. However, it is extremely important that you do not remove gluten from a child’s diet until after they have been diagnosed with coeliac disease by a healthcare professional.

Please feel free to contact us regarding the treatment for coeliac disease in children available at Paediatric Diagnostics, and we will be happy to see your child at the earliest opportunity.

We have clinics based in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, meaning we are ideally placed to provide treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, north and south Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.

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Concerned your child may have coeliac disease?

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