A rapid home test for the Detection of coeliac diesase
Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac and spelled Celiac in other countries) is a lifelong autoimmune disease. It is caused by the immune system reacting to gluten.
Half a million people have coeliac disease but don’t yet know! If a member of your family has coeliac disease, the chance of you having the condition is 1 in 10. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. It is caused by a reaction of the immune system to gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
We know from research that those with the condition have genes that make them susceptible to coeliac disease but we don’t yet know why.
When someone with celiac disease eats gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine. In a healthy small intestine, there are small, finger like projections (villi) that allow the body to absorb nutrients from food into the blood. If you have celiac disease, these villi become flat and you have difficulty absorbing nutrients.
Approx. 1 in 100 people suffer from gluten intolerance, yet 4 out of 5 people do not know they have it!
The Biocard Celiac test is easy to use, accurate, and delivers your result within minutes. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd. claim that the Biocard Celiac Test is as accurate as tests performed in a hospital laboratory.
There are other symptoms to look out for in young children and babies. If you think you may be suffering with coeliac disease, the first step for diagnosis is to discuss your concerns with your GP. Do not remove gluten from your diet until you are diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
For more information on Biocard Celiac Test, please visit www.bhr.co.uk