It’s common to feel very emotional when you are diagnosed with coeliac disease (pronounced SEE-lee-ak). Some people feel relieved to know what was causing their symptoms, others feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and there is help available. For more information call Coeliac Australia on 1300 458 836.
Coeliac disease also runs in the family. You should tell close relatives who share your genes (for example, your parents or siblings) that you have coeliac disease, so they can be tested.
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Last reviewed: December 2017