Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Coeliac Disease"

Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance

People with Coeliac disease can't eat foods containing gluten. Find out how it can affect your life and why it’s important to get diagnosed.

Read more

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune condition, generally associated with gluten intolerance and coeliac disease. Find out how it is diagnosed and treated.

Read more

Gastrointestinal illnesses

Gastrointestinal illnesses are very common. Some may last for only a day or two; others are long term. Learn here about their causes, symptoms and treatments.

Read more

Gluten-free diet

Find out the importance of a gluten-free diet for people with coeliac disease and other conditions.

Read more

Overview of autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks its own body. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of types such as Coeliac disease and lupus.

Read more

Autoimmune conditions

Autoimmune diseases strike when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Read more

Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

Read more

Mouth sores and ulcers

An ulcer is a common type of mouth sore. It can make everyday tasks like teeth brushing, talking, eating and drinking feel uncomfortable.

Read more

Osteoporosis – a personal story

Being diagnosed with osteoporosis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

Read more

What causes lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose in the intestine. Here’s some common causes.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo