Coeliac disease

This is a permanent allergy to gluten in the diet. If untreated, the disease may cause osteoporosis (thinning of the bones due to calcium deficiency). A blood sample may be taken to look for special proteins or antibodies (anti-transglutaminase) that develop in patients with untreated coeliac disease. Alternatively, the most effective diagnosis requires taking small samples from the small intestine at upper gi endoscopy and looking at these under a microscope. This condition can be managed effectively in the majority of patients by sticking to a 100% gluten-free diet indefinitely.


At West Kent Gastroenterology, we work hard to provide our patients with top-class care. You will enjoy friendly, fast and modern treatment by a highly experienced gastroenterologist. We carefully review patient satisfaction and feedback, and at West Kent Gastroenterology we are continuously making improvements to our services, ensuring the highest level of care possible.

Clinic Locations

Nuffield Hospital
Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

Spire Hospital
Fordcombe Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RD

Sevenoaks Medical Centre
London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2JD

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